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Why do some trees transplant better than others? A look at some new research on water uptake – Webinar
June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nursery producers and landscape managers have known that some trees transplant better than others. This has the unintended result of reducing the production and specification of some desirable but “difficult” species in favor of more “tried and true” trees. Among other factors this has supported the lack of diversity in the managed landscape. We will discuss some of the evidence that influences transplanting success, specifically: size (age), season of planting, production method and water uptake.
A TREE Fund webinar
Presented By: Nina Bassuk has been a professor and program leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University for the past 38 years. She has been a member of the board of directors of the New York State Urban Forestry Council and is co-author of Trees in the Urban Landscape, a text for landscape architects and horticultural practitioners on establishing trees in disturbed and urban landscapes. In addition, Dr. Bassuk has authored over100 papers on the physiological problems of plants growing in urban environments, including improved plant selections for difficult sites, soil modification including the development of CU-Structural Soil and improved transplanting technology. Nina co-teaches a course at Cornell University titled Creating the Urban Eden, which integrates the woody plant identification and use with landscape establishment techniques for difficult urban sites. She is a frequent invited speaker at national conferences and workshops and recently received the Alex Shigo Award for Excellence in Arboricultural Education from the International Society of Arboriculture.