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, Nina Bassuk, Organizational News, SMA, 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, Nina Bassuk, 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: Nina Bassuk, 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.

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 [...]

18 10, 2018

Hybrid Oaks from Nina Bassuk/UHI Available to Communities in Spring 2019

By |2018-10-18T20:43:45-04:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Nina Bassuk, Research, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: |0 Comments

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.) [...]

31 07, 2017

Updated Guide to Shrubs for Stormwater Retention

By |2017-07-31T12:21:09-04:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Stormwater, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cornell’s Urban Horticulture Institute (UHI) has released the second edition of its Woody Shrubs for Stormwater Retention Practices (Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions). The updated and expanded 57-page guide is an essential resource for choosing plants that can provide low-maintenance, attractive cover for filter strips, swales, rain gardens, and [...]

11 05, 2017

UHI Research Conclusions: Scoop & Dump Soil Remediation Strategy

By |2017-05-15T11:42:01-04:00May 11th, 2017|Categories: Arboriculture, Research, Urban Horticulture Institute|0 Comments

https://youtu.be/iDEPH7uBxlA?list=PLHPXm2Es8aQC-A4BA87YhFLPvxKK76qpm In their recent paper in Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, “Long-Term Remediation of Compacted Urban Soils by Physical Fracturing and Incorporation of Compost,” study authors Miles Sax, Nina Bassuk, Harold van Es, and Don Rakow published their findings after twelve years of applied research. The technique, [...]

4 05, 2017

Underutilized Trees for Urban Use: ‘Regal Prince’ Oak

By |2017-05-04T19:11:57-04:00May 4th, 2017|Categories: Recommended Urban Trees, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , |0 Comments

Foliage of Regal Prince oak ● Photo by itrees.com Regal Prince is the trademark name for Quercus x warei ‘Long’, a narrow, upright hybrid of fastigiate English oak (Quercus robur f. fastigiata) and swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor). Its leaves are clearly intermediate in shape and are glossy [...]

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