Fall tree planting 2017

The Tivoli Tree Committee and volunteers met on Saturday morning to plant two Leonard Messel Magnolia and one Royal Star Magnolia by the new bus stop area of Memorial Park.

Volunteer tree planters: Phyllis, Henry, Pete, Joel, and Dan.


Sign up here and we’ll send you updates and announcements of what we’re up to and how you can join us.  We’ll be planting lots of daffodils this fall and will need volunteers!

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The Tivoli Green Committee and the Tree Committee often need volunteers to help with our various projects. Last year we planted daffodils around town. We also planted 10 new trees in the Park and on Montgomery Street.

There’s lots to do and we’d love to have you join us.

Sign up here and we’ll send you updates and announcements of what we’re up to and how you can join us.

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All About Trees with Angelo Schembari

March 21 at 7PM
Tivoli Village Hall

Certified arborist Angelo Schembari will give a talk “All About Trees”
Tivoli Village Hall – March 21 at 7PM.

Topics he’ll cover:
***How to take care of your trees – and important techniques for watering, especially in drought circumstances.
**How to identify trees
**How to plant in our heavy clay soil
**The best trees for Village planting and our front yards

Bring all your questions.  Should be a lively and informative talk. Free.



New trees planted

On Saturday, October 29th, we planted 11 new trees in Tivoli as part of our new Tree program.  This included two Memorial trees that were planted in the park with celebration. Find out more about our Memorial Tree program here: http://tivoligreen.org/?p=187

Volunteers needed: daffodil and tree planting

The Village of Tivoli Green Committee is holding a DAFFODIL PLANTING day on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 and volunteers are needed! If you’re interested, please meet behind Santa Fe at 10am, and bring your shovel or bulb driver. The village planted almost 1000 bulbs last year and they’re continuing the effort to make the village bloom in spring!


The Village of Tivoli Tree Committee is holding a tree planting day on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 and volunteers are needed! If you’re interested, please show up at the entrance to the Watts de Peyster village hall at 10AM. Bring a shovel and some work gloves. This is a great way to learn the proper steps for planting trees, so if this is something you want to learn more about, this is the activity for you!




Tivoli was just awarded 1000 bulbs from HVGA


We’re thrilled to receive this donation  from the Hudson Valley Garden Association to plant these bulbs near the entrance to Tivoli.
50 Allium “Purple Sensation”
500 Grape Hyacinth
500 Daffodil “Dutch Master”

Thank you to ADR Bulbs of Chester, NY for their donation and to Rebecca Glembocki and Laura Wilson of http://www.hvga.org/

15 volunteers came together on Saturday AM, October 31 to plant the bulbs. Can’t wait until next spring!




Introducing the Tivoli Commemorative Tree Program

The Green Committee of Tivoli is pleased to introduce its new commemorative tree program, offering Tivoli residents a meaningful “green” way of marking a significant event or to honor a loved one. This program, modeled on others like it, allows residents to purchase a commemorative tree to plant, along with a dedication plaque, in a public space within the village of Tivoli.

The Village of Tivoli has identified a number of public spaces where trees could be planted, as well as consulted with a professional arborist to identify suitable tree varieties to be planted in each location, and we will be updating the Google map with further information about each of the sites as we work our way more fully through the Village streets and pubic areas. If you have any recommendations for a site you think would benefit from a new tree, please don’t hesitate to let us know at info@tivoligreen.org.

The cost of purchasing a commemorative tree is $350, which includes a dedication plaque, assistance from the Village Department of Public Works and the Tivoli Green Committee to prepare the site and plant the tree, and regular watering in the critical few weeks immediately following the tree’s planting.

If you are interested in finding out more, or would like to suggest a potential public site for a commemorative tree, please email info@tivoligreen.org


Tree inventory

The Tivoli Green Committee located a tree inventory of Tivoli that was done in 2006 by students from Cornell. Although the inventory is old, it is still useful. Click here to see the inventory (pdf)

80 new trees were purchased that year. Click here to see the details (excel)

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“S.W.A.T.” team to evaluate Tivoli

Tivoli – This weekend, a specialized unit of professionals dispensed by S.W.A.T. officials will roll into the village to evaluate a major local concern.

It’s not part of a TV reality op show, but rather, Tivoli ’s latest endeavor to protect the environmental master plan for the village. The S.W.A.T. team – or Student Weekend Arborist Team – from Cornell University will help the community and its public and civic officials to evaluate the quality and diversity of its trees.

“Maintaining the beauty and rural atheistic of our community is of the utmost importance to us here in Tivoli ,” said Mayor Marc Molinaro. “The work completed by these Cornell students will provide us with a professional assessment of where we stand now, what we need to do in the future to both protect and improve the plan we currently have.”

Tivoli recently completed the planting of more than 80 new trees within the village, as part of a beautification and traffic abatement program. The inventory completed by the S.W.A.T. team will help to establish a street tree program for the village.

“People underestimate the value of trees in our community,” said Tivoli ’s Deputy Mayor Thomas Cordier. “Trees are not only an important part of our community in terms of rural charm, but help to slow traffic and protect from severe weather.”

The Student Weekend Arborist Team helps small communities to manage their community trees and urban forests. It’s a means by which a small community can affordably get started in a street tree program.

The team works with a community to organize the completion of an inventory of all the street trees within the municipal boundary. The team will gather data on tree species, distribution, health and maintenance needs.

After the inventory is completed the data is used to help formulate a plan to manage trees within the community. After the inventory is completed it is recommended that a qualified, certified arborist evaluate potentially hazardous and/or risk trees in the community.