Recommended Urban Trees

5 01, 2016

SMA’s 2016 Urban Tree of the Year: Musashino Zelkova

By |2016-06-29T15:36:34-04:00January 5th, 2016|Categories: Recommended Urban Trees, SMA|Tags: , |0 Comments

The narrow upright habit of ‘Musashino’ zelkova lends itself to many uses. Photo Courtesy J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. by Michelle Sutton, Taking Root Editor The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) has voted Zelkova serrata ‘Musashino’ the 2016 Urban Tree of the Year. The yearly [...]

9 12, 2014

SMA Announces 2015 Urban Tree of the Year

By |2016-04-27T10:07:43-04:00December 9th, 2014|Categories: Recommended Urban Trees, SMA|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

… and it’s one that’s close to our hearts, in the sense that the Tree of the Year (TOY) is none other than the one featured in bloom in our blog’s banner up top, yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea). What serendipity! Surrey, BC Urban Forester Emily Hamilton, who attended [...]

1 12, 2014

Essential and Updated: The Cornell Woody Plants Database

By |2016-06-29T15:38:24-04:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Recommended Urban Trees, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Like me, you may have a dog-eared, well-worn copy of the Urban Horticulture Institute’s (UHI) Recommended Urban Trees: Site Assessment and Tree Selection for Stress Tolerance. Another fantastic resource for urban foresters and UF volunteers that has just been updated is the Cornell Woody Plants Database. Nina [...]

7 11, 2014

Underutilized Trees for Urban Use: American Smoketree

By |2016-06-29T15:49:45-04:00November 7th, 2014|Categories: Recommended Urban Trees, ReLeaf Conference|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A young single-stem specimen and adjacent mature multi-stem one can be found on the Hofstra University campus on Long Island. Photo by Michelle Sutton During her 2014 New York ReLeaf Conference plenary talk, Urban Horticulture Institute Director Nina Bassuk lifted up some underutilized trees for [...]

29 10, 2014

Underutilized Trees for Urban Use: Maclura ‘White Shield’

By |2014-10-29T12:34:50-04:00October 29th, 2014|Categories: Recommended Urban Trees|Tags: , , |4 Comments

As part of her plenary talk at the 2014 ReLeaf Conference at Hofstra, Urban Horticulture Institute Director Nina Bassuk held up some underutilized trees that have worked well for her in Ithaca's urban environs. Among them was 'White Shield' Osage orange (Maclura pomifera). In future posts we'll [...]

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