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Scientists aid MillionTreesNYC effort

According to a Cornell Chronicle article, Cornell researchers — with funding from the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future (CCSF) and Cornell Civic Ecology Lab (CEL) — are playing a major role in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s citywide, public-private MillionTreesNYC initiative to plant one million trees in the city by 2017.

“On March 5 and 6, for example, they helped organized a research symposium at the New School that attracted more than 200 environmental scientists and practitioners. The Cornell scientists presented their work about tree survival and community participation in urban forests. …

“… presentations included research on growing trees surrounded by concrete by Nina Bassuk, professor and program leader of the Urban Horticultural Institute of Cornell.”

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