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Are you registered for next week’s event with Dr. Nina Bassuk on Tree Selection for Any Condition?
Call the office to register today! (585) 547-9442
Dr. Bassuk, professor and program leader of the @cornelluniversitycals #urbanhorticulture Institute, @nysufc board member is also a native #newyork resident, and authored over 100 papers on the problems of plants growing in urban environments, including improved plant selections for difficult sites. .
On April 4, Dr. Nina Bassuk will be speaking at Draves Arboretum on Tree Selection for any Condition. We will be spending the first part of the day in the indoor classroom followed by an educational walk of the Arboretum grounds. .
What is the best urban tree? There are many common trees that are preferentially grown in cities worldwide. In the eastern United States, maples (Acer spp.) make up about 40 percent of the urban tree population. In Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, lindens (Tilia spp.) make up a very large percent of the urban tree population. The problem with growing just a few tried and true species is that if they become susceptible to an insect or disease- and inevitably there is always some new insect or disease! The demise of these select plantings of trees causes an enormous negative effect on the urban landscape. Moreover, tree planting sites are subject to microclimates and soil disturbance caused by buildings and paved surfaces and the aftereffects of urban development. With a combination of knowledgeable site assessment, soil remediation strategies, and appropriate plant selection, we can make the best choices for thriving plants in any site.
#trees #urbantrees #rightplantrightplace