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26 09, 2022

Urban Forestry Fundamentals, Part 3: Roots Grow Like Plates, Not Mirrors. How to Protect Them.

By |2022-09-26T11:24:25-04:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Urban Horticulture Institute|0 Comments

A pervasive misconception of root growth is shown above right: that roots grow as a mirror reflection of the canopy. Most species grow as depicted above left: large, shallow plates of mostly fine roots extending well beyond the canopy. Illustrations by Larry Decker Story by Michelle Sutton [...]

22 09, 2022

Urban Forestry Fundamentals, Part 2: Think like an Urban Forester when Selecting Trees  

By |2022-09-22T15:42:15-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Tree Planting, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) thriving on the property? The soil is likely acidic. Story and photos by Michelle Sutton In Part I we saw how urban stresses on trees, while particularly grievous along city streets, are present to varying degrees in our parks and home [...]

22 09, 2022

The Ultimate Urban Forestry Resources Page …

By |2022-09-22T11:04:42-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Environmental Justice, Funding, Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs, Invasive Plants, NY ReLeaf, Research, Tree Campus Higher Education, Tree City USA, Tree Inventory, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Horticulture Institute, USFS|0 Comments

... is here at NYSUFC! Benefits of Trees and Urban Forests Climate Change Environmental Justice Grants Invasive Plants, IPM, Pests, and Diseases Municipal Certifications Professional Organizations State and Local Assistance Tools and Training Tree Boards & Tree Ordinances  Tree Identification Tree Inventories & Urban Forest Management Plans [...]

14 07, 2022

The Nina Bassuk Retirement Interview

By |2022-07-21T11:25:13-04:00July 14th, 2022|Categories: Arboriculture, Innovative Projects and Programs, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Research, Tree Planting, Underutilized Urban Trees, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

by Michelle Sutton The Council’s beloved Dr. Nina Bassuk (who prefers to go by “Nina”) will formally retire from Cornell at the end of this August (2022). When the world’s foremost authority on street trees and urban forestry retires after 42 years, there’s significant anxiety among those [...]

27 05, 2022

Nina Bassuk Retiring! Celebration in July, Memory Book

By |2022-05-27T09:35:49-04:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Organizational News, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: |0 Comments

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 [...]

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, Organizational News, 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, Tree Planting, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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: Urban Horticulture Institute, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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.

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