Category Archives: Arboriculture

New Guide to CU Structural Soil®

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 … Continue reading

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Urban Forestry Roundtable Repository

A repository of 26 roundtables from CITY TREES magazine 2005-2015 is freely available on the home page of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) website, http://www.urban-forestry.com. The roundtable format was a suggestion from Dr. Nina Bassuk that City Trees took … Continue reading

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Northeast PA’s Bare Root Tree Community Buy: 10,000 and Counting

Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute Director Nina Bassuk has been collecting data and observations from communities in New York and beyond about their bare root planting programs. (If you have observations from your town or city’s bare root program, please email … Continue reading

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Participate in the Reintroduction of the American Chestnut … by Simply Planting a Few Nuts

By Allen Nichols, President of The American Chestnut Foundation, New York Chapter I became aware of the American chestnut (Castanea dentata) when my father pointed out the remains of dead trees to me when I was just a boy. I was … Continue reading

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Top Five Blog Posts of 2015

Our Council blog was viewed more than 14,000 times in 2015! Here are the top five posts: Sumana Serchan: Get to Know Her! Sumana Serchan is an urban forester with NYC Parks and Recreation. Sumana has a master’s degree in … Continue reading

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Transplanting and a Deeper Look at “Fall Hazards”

by NYC Parks Director of Street Tree Planting Matthew Stephens and Taking Root Editor Michelle Sutton We coauthored this story questioning commonly held beliefs about “fall hazards,” mostly as it applies to B&B trees, but we also discuss the interaction of … Continue reading

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