Branching Out: Features from the Past for the Future 2012
Project Leader: George Hudler, Plant Pathology and Plant Microbe-Biology, Cornell University
Cooperators: Gregory Hoover, Pennsylvania State University, and Daniel Gilrein, CCE Suffolk County, Cornell University
For the past 19 years, the P.I and a team of contributing staff members have published Branching Out: An IPM Newsletter for Trees and Shrubs for an audience of tree care professionals, nurserymen, Christmas tree growers, Cooperative Extension educators and turf managers that numbers about 2000 per year. Branching Out was recognized by the NYS Associate of County Agents as the best new extension publication when it first appeared, and it has since received numerous accolades from readers. The P.I. received the Richard W. Harris Author’s Award from the International Society of Arboriculture in 2007, following nomination by the New York State Arborists Association primarily for his efforts on the newsletter. And the P.I. and his assistant together won the 2009 Excellence in IPM award for their continued publication of Branching Out.