Urban Horticulture Institute

23 10, 2018

Cornell Opens New Sustainable Landscapes Trail

By |2018-10-23T10:30:32-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Innovative Projects and Programs, Research, 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, 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: 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 [...]

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

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, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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