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Nina Bassuk

By removing the least amount of existing vegetation on the Commons, we don’t have to start from scratch. We can continue to benefit from trees that have been around for 30 years in terms of providing shade, sequestering carbon and providing other services.

Nina Bassuk, professor and director of the Urban Horticulture Institute and chair of the Ithaca Shade Tree Advisory Committee on the benefits of choosing a redesign plan that maintains the existing look and feel of the Commons.

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