27 05, 2022

Nina Bassuk Retiring! Celebration in July, Memory Book

By |2022-05-27T09:35:49-04:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Nina Bassuk, Organizational News, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: |Comments Off on Nina Bassuk Retiring! Celebration in July, Memory Book

After more than 40 years at Cornell University, Dr. Nina Bassuk will be retiring* this August! Nina's Cornell colleagues are planning a celebration for July 29, 2022 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Cornell Botanic Garden’s Nevin Center. They hope you can come. Please send any photos [...]

4 05, 2022

Underutilized Trees for Urban Use: Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)

By |2022-05-04T15:44:56-04:00May 4th, 2022|Categories: Bare Root, Nina Bassuk, Tree Planting, Trees for Parks, UHI, Underutilized Urban Trees|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Underutilized Trees for Urban Use: Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)

The striking pyramidal habit of a young shingle oak (Quercus imbricaria). All photos by Michelle Sutton In Watertown, New York, Urban Forestry Program Manager Mike DeMarco is a fan of shingle oak (Quercus imbricaria), which the city plants bare root, at small caliper (1.25 or [...]

31 12, 2021

Top Seven Blog Posts of 2021

By |2021-12-31T13:17:00-05:00December 31st, 2021|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nina Bassuk, Recommended Urban Trees, Research, SMA, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Tree Profile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Top Seven Blog Posts of 2021

Photos by John Kilcullen #1 Sublime “Downtown Doors” Series Photo-Documents Staten Island Trees & Homes from 1940 to Today No one loves Staten Island's trees and homes more than John Kilcullen (and his dog, Walker). This fabulous pictorial with super interesting historical interpretation is not [...]

2 07, 2021

Andy Hillman Reflects on Career, What’s Next, and Why UCF Has Arrived

By |2021-07-02T12:21:00-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Member Profiles, Municipal Forestry Insitute, Nina Bassuk, Organizational News, SMA, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , |5 Comments

  Last April, former Council President, current Grants Committee Chair, and longtime Council Board Member Andy Hillman retired from a decade (to the day) of work as a business developer for Davey Resource Group. Prior to that, he was Ithaca’s longtime city forester, and prior to that [...]

13 10, 2020

“Fall Planting and a Deeper Look at ‘Fall Transplanting Hazards'” is Blog’s Most-Viewed Post

By |2021-02-27T23:06:31-05:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Arboriculture, Nina Bassuk, Tree Planting, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , |Comments Off on “Fall Planting and a Deeper Look at ‘Fall Transplanting Hazards'” is Blog’s Most-Viewed Post

Dr. Nina Bassuk, at left, with students of her Creating the Urban Eden class in fall of 2019. Nina contributes the seminal "Five Branches of Transplanting Success" section of the "Fall Planting and A Deeper Look at 'Fall Hazards'" post. Fall planting season is underway, [...]

14 09, 2020

Nina Bassuk/Peter Trowbridge ISA New England Talk

By |2021-02-27T23:06:32-05:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Nina Bassuk, Urban Horticulture Institute, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nina Bassuk/Peter Trowbridge ISA New England Talk

Nina Bassuk gave this talk on her and Peter Trowbridge's behalf for the recent virtual New England Chapter ISA Conference. This video provides the very latest synthesis of their research on and experience with creating sustainable urban landscapes.

28 12, 2018

SMA Announces 2019 Urban Tree of the Year

By |2018-12-28T17:23:29-05:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Nina Bassuk, Recommended Urban Trees, SMA, Society of Municipal Arborists, UHI, Underutilized Urban Trees|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) coping admirably well with the heat on the student union patio at Virginia Tech. Photo by Eric Wiseman Each year, members of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) vote for the SMA Urban Tree of the Year. Praise for this year’s winner, American [...]

23 10, 2018

Cornell Opens New Sustainable Landscapes Trail

By |2018-10-23T10:30:32-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Nina Bassuk, Research, UHI, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: |Comments Off on Cornell Opens New Sustainable Landscapes Trail

Students in Nina Bassuk and Peter Trowbridge’s Creating the Urban Eden class, planting the bioswale in the Peterson parking lot, the site of the recent Cornell Sustainable Landscapes Trail opening ceremony. Photo from Cornell Horticulture blog (https://blogs.cornell.edu/hort) With excerpts from Cornell Chronicle and the CU Sustainable [...]

18 10, 2018

Hybrid Oaks from Nina Bassuk/UHI Available to Communities in Spring 2019

By |2018-10-18T20:43:45-04:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Nina Bassuk, Research, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: |Comments Off on Hybrid Oaks from Nina Bassuk/UHI Available to Communities in Spring 2019

Quercus macrocarpa x Q. turbinella hybrid in UHI research plots. Photos by Nina Bassuk For nearly 15 years, Nina Bassuk and her grad students at the Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute (UHI) have been developing hybrid oaks for exceptional tolerance of urban conditions (drought, alkaline soil, etc.) [...]

25 09, 2018

Nina Bassuk Reviews New Applied Tree Biology Book

By |2018-09-25T14:43:59-04:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Nina Bassuk, Research, UHI|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Nina Bassuk Reviews New Applied Tree Biology Book

Nina Bassuk Reviews Applied Tree Biology by Andrew Hirons and Peter Thomas Reprinted from the April 2018 Arborist News (Volume 27, Number 2). The first thing to notice in this very excellent text is the title, Applied Tree Biology. This is not exactly an arboriculture manual or [...]

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