Cornell University’s Urban Horticulture Institute (UHI) sees the potential for an increased use of appropriate oak species in our cities and towns, and their usefulness for increasing biodiversity and resiliency in the urban forest. One research focus of the UHI involves the selection, evaluation, and propagation of superior plants for urban environments. With the goal of expanding the palette of oaks that will thrive in temperate urban landscapes, UHI has been developing, evaluating, and selecting hybrid oaks since 2004. The ultimate goal of this project is to introduce superior hybrid oak selections into the nursery trade.

Speaker: Nina Bassuk

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New Hybrid Oaks and Other Tough Trees for the Urban Environment – Nina Bassuk
Cornell University’s Urban Horticulture Institute (UHI) sees the potential for an increased use of appropriate oak species in our cities and towns, and their usefulness for increasing biodiversity and resiliency in the urban forest. One research focus of the UHI involves the selection, evaluation, and propagation of superior plants for urban environments.