28 08, 2017

Tree City USA Bulletins in English & (In Some Cases) Spanish

By |2017-08-28T23:08:12-04:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Arboriculture, Tree City USA|Tags: |1 Comment

  These abridged versions of 88 of the most popular Tree City USA Bulletins are a free, handy reference for the tree enthusiast or professional arborist. They are provided by the Arbor Day Foundation. Click on the bulletin to access and easily print or download a PDF. [...]

11 05, 2017

UHI Research Conclusions: Scoop & Dump Soil Remediation Strategy

By |2017-05-15T11:42:01-04:00May 11th, 2017|Categories: Arboriculture, Research, Urban Horticulture Institute|0 Comments

https://youtu.be/iDEPH7uBxlA?list=PLHPXm2Es8aQC-A4BA87YhFLPvxKK76qpm In their recent paper in Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, “Long-Term Remediation of Compacted Urban Soils by Physical Fracturing and Incorporation of Compost,” study authors Miles Sax, Nina Bassuk, Harold van Es, and Don Rakow published their findings after twelve years of applied research. The technique, [...]

14 02, 2017

Dr. Ed Gilman on Semi-Retirement, the Research Trail He Leaves Behind, and the Nexus of Urban Forestry and Arboriculture

By |2017-02-14T17:24:35-05:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Arboriculture, Essays and Reflections, History, Member Profiles, Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Ed and Betsy Gilman, married 37 years, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge on a visit to NYC. Dr. Ed Gilman is a popular presenter among NY arborists and members of our state’s U&CF community, giving talks based on his decades of applied research at the University [...]

28 12, 2016

Top Seven Blog Posts of 2016

By |2016-12-28T22:24:43-05:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Awards, Bare Root, Citizen Science, Forest Restoration, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Recommended Urban Trees, Research, SMA, Top Blog Posts, Urban Forest Master Plans|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Council's blog was viewed more than 19,500 times in 2016! Here are the year's seven most-viewed posts. Blight-resistant chestnut seedlings. Photo by Allen Nichols Over a thousand people read Participate in the Reintroduction of the American Chestnut … by Simply Planting a Few Nuts. "Now [...]

21 09, 2016

What is Soil Profile Rebuilding? Susan Day Explains.

By |2016-09-21T20:38:08-04:00September 21st, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Innovative Projects and Programs, Research, Tree Planting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This site is a good candidate for Soil Profile Rebuilding (SPR) because soil is compacted and has an impermeable layer that can likely be broken up by the backhoe subsoiling process. Note limestone gravel mixed in soil indicates pH will be high, which will not be [...]

15 02, 2016

New Guide to CU Structural Soil®

By |2016-02-15T20:52:04-05:00February 15th, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Innovative Projects and Programs, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , |0 Comments

Recently, the Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute, headed by Nina Bassuk, published a 57-page Comprehensive Guide to CU-Structural Soil. This is THE publication to share with your municipality’s engineers and leadership, to show the why and how of CU-Structural Soil. CU-Structural Soil®, also known as CU-Soil®, is a [...]

4 02, 2016

Urban Forestry Roundtable Repository

By |2017-10-01T22:10:09-04:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, SMA|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Balling up a mature bur oak in preparation for relocation. Photo by Greg Hove A repository of more than 30 roundtables from CITY TREES magazine 2005-2017 is freely available on the home page of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) website, www.urban-forestry.com. The roundtable format [...]

27 01, 2016

Northeast PA’s Bare Root Tree Community Buy: 10,000 and Counting

By |2017-10-01T22:43:26-04:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Bare Root, Innovative Projects and Programs|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Above: Retired MD Dr. Henry Street of the Laporte PA Borough Shade Tree Commission illustrates how easy it is for volunteers to handle bare root trees, which typically contain 200% more roots (especially fine absorptive roots) than balled and burlapped trees of similar caliper. Cornell Urban Horticulture [...]

15 01, 2016

Participate in the Reintroduction of the American Chestnut … by Simply Planting a Few Nuts

By |2017-10-01T22:58:49-04:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, Research|Tags: , |3 Comments

By Allen Nichols, President of The American Chestnut Foundation, New York Chapter Above: Allen Nichols doing a chestnut planting demonstration with home schoolers in Plattsburgh, NY. I became aware of the American chestnut (Castanea dentata) when my father pointed out the remains of dead trees to me when [...]

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