Tree Diversity and Best Practices in Urban Forestry
Nina Bassuk, Ph.D
Professor and program leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute, Cornell University
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6pm begin displays and social
7 - 8pm seminar with questions to follow
Fayette County Extension Office (1140 Red Mile Pl., Lexington, KY 40504 )
Dr. Nina Bassuk is currently a professor and program leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University. She also sits on the board of the New York State Urban Forestry Council. Nina 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. A native New Yorker, Nina's has authored over 100 papers focusing 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. She is on the Technical advisory committee of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) and works closely with municipalities to help implement best practices in urban forestry management. Nina helped to develop the Student Weekend Arborist Team (SWAT) to inventory public trees in small communities.