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, [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.) [...]
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 [...]
Cornell UHI team Barbara Neal, Bryan Denig, and Nina Bassuk assess the health of one of the iconic elms ringing the National Mall. Photo by Yoshiki Harada In April 2018, the Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute team of Nina Bassuk, Bryan Denig, Yoshiki Harada, and Barbara [...]
Our own Nina Bassuk was interviewed for this Schenectady Daily Gazette article about the thus-far disappointing fall color in the Capital Region and throughout much of New York State. The article includes an arresting pair of pictures contrasting the fall color at this time in 2016 with [...]