What’s a Tree Worth? Nina Bassuk Students Annual Tree Tag Tradition

 

What’s a tree worth?

In what has become an annual tradition (save, sadly, for the spring of 2020), students in Nina Bassuk’s Creating the Urban Eden: Woody Plant Selection, Design, and Landscape Establishment class at Cornell are helping to make people more aware of the full value of trees. In a typical spring, they hang bright green “price tags” on trunks around the Ag Quad that show the dollar value of a tree’s ecosystem services. The students use i-Tree to enter data and calculate ecosystem service value.

Read the full story on the Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute blog.

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