4 05, 2022

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

By |2022-05-04T15:44:56-04:00May 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)

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 [...]

19 01, 2022

Remembering George Schichtel, with Nina Bassuk and Andy Hillman

By |2022-01-19T12:05:06-05:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Memorials|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

George Schichtel receiving a Lifetime Member award from PLANT WNY: The Professional Landscape & Nursery Trade Association. Photo from PLANT WNY (plantwny.com). Schichtel’s Nursery scion George Schichtel passed away on December 31, 2021 at age 93. Here, Nina Bassuk and Andy Hillman share their histories [...]

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, UHI, Urban Horticulture Institute|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Five Branches of Transplanting Success & a Deeper Look at “Fall Hazards”

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 [...]

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