Matthew Stephens

3 06, 2016

Flood Damage to Trees after Hurricane Sandy: Lessons and Surprises

By |2016-06-05T19:35:45-04:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: History, NYC|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Section of Long Island following Hurricane Sandy photographed by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson. Photo in the public domain. by Michelle Sutton The 2016 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season officially began June 1, with meteorologists offering varying opinions about how much activity [...]

24 11, 2015

Arborist Exchange to the Wilds and Streets of NYC

By |2015-11-24T19:31:32-05:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: Essays and Reflections|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Durable tree tags support public awareness of tree planting efforts and are integral to the system used to track watering by contractors. Photos by Marty Frye  The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA), with funding from the Urban Forest Foundation, sponsors municipal arborist exchanges. The purpose [...]

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 [...]

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