2 02, 2017

Street Tree Diversity in Three Northeastern U.S. States

By |2017-02-02T15:40:21-05:00February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Research, Urban Horticulture Institute|0 Comments

Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute Director Nina Bassuk and Dept of Horticulture Post-doctoral Associate Fred Cowett recently published a paper called "Street Tree Diversity in Three Northeastern U.S. States" in Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, the scientific journal of the International Society of Arboriculture. What follows is the abstract, [...]

15 02, 2016

New Guide to CU Structural Soil®

By |2016-02-15T20:52:04-05:00February 15th, 2016|Categories: Arboriculture, Innovative Projects and Programs, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , |0 Comments

Recently, the Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute, headed by Nina Bassuk, published a 57-page Comprehensive Guide to CU-Structural Soil. This is THE publication to share with your municipality’s engineers and leadership, to show the why and how of CU-Structural Soil. CU-Structural Soil®, also known as CU-Soil®, is a [...]

13 10, 2015

Transplanting and a Deeper Look at “Fall Hazards”

By |2015-10-13T20:49:42-04:00October 13th, 2015|Categories: Arboriculture, Research, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

B&B trees dug properly—i.e., when dormant. Photo by Matthew Stephens by NYC Parks Director of Street Tree Planting Matthew Stephens and Taking Root Editor Michelle Sutton We coauthored this story questioning commonly held beliefs about “fall hazards,” mostly as it applies to B&B trees, but we [...]

22 09, 2015

Bare Root & UHI Webinars Update

By |2017-05-17T12:10:07-04:00September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Thanks to Nina Bassuk’s research and extension efforts in bare root transplanting technology, tens of thousands of trees have been planted in New York and the greater Northeast that would otherwise not have been. In 2014 alone, 8800 bare root trees were purchased by 93 municipalities across [...]

23 06, 2015

Ithaca’s Urban Forest Master Plan: A Template for Other Munis

By |2016-04-26T15:57:42-04:00June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Urban Forest Master Plans, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Looking for a template as you craft or revise your community’s urban forest master plan (UFMP)? Ithaca once again leads the way. The newly revised document includes a master plan, tree inventory data, and arboricultural guidelines. To borrow from the Pittsburgh UFMP, “An Urban Forest Master Plan [...]

1 05, 2015

Nina Bassuk Receives Frederick Law Olmsted Award from Arbor Day Foundation

By |2016-06-29T15:37:51-04:00May 1st, 2015|Categories: Arbor Day, Member Profiles, Organizational News, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Last fall, the NYSUFC nominated beloved Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute (UHI) Director and longtime former Council President Nina Bassuk for the Arbor Day Foundation’s Frederick Law Olmsted Award. Current Council President Andy Hillman read the award description and said, “This appears to have been written for Nina!” [...]

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 [...]

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