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 [...]

16 04, 2022

Fall Planting, Bare Root & Container Considerations, and a More Nuanced Look at “Fall Hazards”

By |2022-04-21T10:28:17-04:00April 16th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Bare Root, Technology, Tree Planting, UHI|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fall Planting, Bare Root & Container Considerations, and a More Nuanced Look at “Fall Hazards”

Bare root harvested trees retain a much higher percentage of fine roots (right) than balled-and-burlapped trees (left, with soil removed), but not all street tree species survive bare root transplanting well. Dr. Nina Bassuk and her team looked not just at how many roots a harvested [...]

24 04, 2019

UHI Produces Plan for a Sustainable National Mall Treescape

By |2019-04-24T00:29:04-04:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Arboriculture, UHI, Urban Horticulture Institute|Comments Off on UHI Produces Plan for a Sustainable National Mall Treescape

Barb Neal (left), Bryan Denig, and Nina Bassuk on the National Mall. In hot and steamy June of 2017, a team of researchers and arborists from Cornell University’s Urban Horticulture Institute (UHI), headed up by UHI Director Nina Bassuk, worked dawn to dusk evaluating the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

19 08, 2018

Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute Team Evaluates Condition of National Mall Elms

By |2018-08-19T10:42:27-04:00August 19th, 2018|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Nina Bassuk, Research, UHI|Tags: , |Comments Off on Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute Team Evaluates Condition of National Mall Elms

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 [...]

16 10, 2017

Nina Bassuk on Why the Fall Color is So “Meh” Thus Far

By |2017-10-16T15:44:17-04:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Nina Bassuk, UHI|Tags: |Comments Off on Nina Bassuk on Why the Fall Color is So “Meh” Thus Far

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 [...]

13 10, 2015

Five Branches of Transplanting Success & a Deeper Look at “Fall Hazards”

By |2022-04-17T15:18:30-04:00October 13th, 2015|Categories: Arboriculture, Bare Root, Research, Tree Planting, UHI, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Five Branches of Transplanting Success & a Deeper Look at “Fall Hazards”

See also the 2022 post: Fall Planting, Bare Root & Container Considerations, and a More Nuanced Look at "Fall Hazards" B&B trees dug properly—i.e., when dormant. Photo by Matthew Stephens Story by Matthew Stephens and Michelle Sutton    The nursery industry is reluctant to dig [...]

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