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Nina Bassuk Retiring! Celebration in July, Memory Book

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 and/or written sentiments [...]

By |May 27th, 2022|Categories: Nina Bassuk, Organizational News, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: |Comments Off on Nina Bassuk Retiring! Celebration in July, Memory Book

Registration and Program for ReLeaf Conference in Watertown July 21-23

Registration for the 2022 ReLeaf Conference in Watertown is open! Here's a peek at the packed conference program. Along with talks and workshops and social events, at ReLeaf this year you can choose a tour of Thompson Park, the Watertown Downtown Arboretum, or Jefferson Community College. You can find the [...]

By |May 11th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Registration and Program for ReLeaf Conference in Watertown July 21-23

Underutilized Trees for Urban Use: Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)

The striking pyramidal habit of a young shingle oak (Quercus imbricaria). All photos by Michelle Sutton In Watertown, New York, Urban Forestry Program Manager Mike DeMarco is a fan of shingle oak (Quercus imbricaria), which the city plants bare root, at small caliper (1.25 or 1.5 inch), in [...]

By |May 4th, 2022|Categories: Bare Root, Nina Bassuk, Tree Planting, Trees for Parks, UHI, Underutilized Urban Trees|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Underutilized Trees for Urban Use: Shingle Oak (Quercus imbricaria)

2022 TD Tree Days Grants Applications Open

Applications due Wednesday June 1, 2022. TD Bank is now accepting applications for 2022 TD Tree Days projects. TD Tree Days is TD’s flagship tree-planting program. Projects will receive a minimum of $5,000 (maximum is $12,000). To participate, projects must meet the following criteria: Take place in low- to moderate-income [...]

By |April 27th, 2022|Categories: Environmental Justice, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2022 TD Tree Days Grants Applications Open
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