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: |0 Comments

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: , , |0 Comments

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: , |0 Comments

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: |0 Comments

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 [...]

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