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Tough Trees for Tough Sites: A video and companion booklet to help nursery producers match urban demands 2002

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Project Leader:

Nina Bassuk, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University

Cooperators:

Peter Trowbridge, Landscape Architecture Department, Cornell University and Andrew Hillman, City Forester, Ithaca New York

Type of grant:

Pest resistant crops and training practitioners to use IPM techniques.

Project location:

The video was shot in and around the Ithaca, NY area, however the applicability of the message can be applied nationally.

Abstract:

This 23 minute video takes the viewer through the site assessment, decision making and plant selection processes on a real street tree planting site in Ithaca, NY. Over the course of one year, the site is investigated and transformed-a process documented by the video. We see the process from the many stakeholders points of view: the city forester, landscape architect, nursery professional, horticulturist and the public. The importance of site assessment in establishing a low maintenance, pest-free landscape is discussed.

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