City Trees

September/October 2016

City Trees is a premier publication focused on urban + community forestry. In each issue, you’ll learn how to best manage the trees in your community and more!

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New, Free Comprehensive Guide to CU-Structural Soil Recently, the Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute, headed by Nina Bassuk, pub- lished a free 57-page Comprehensive Guide to CU-Structural Soil. This is THE publication to share with your municipality's engineers and leadership to show the why and how of CU-Structural Soil. Also known as CU-Soil, it is a two-part system comprised of a rigid stone "lattice" that meets engineering requirements for a load-bearing paving base, and a quantity of uncompacted soil that supports tree root growth. Filled with excellent photographs and helpful diagrams, the Guide answers your ques- tions, gives case studies, and provides extensive installation specs and design details. Nothing helps stretch budgets like Soil Moist Water Management Polymers and Mycorrhizal Products: to reduce water maintenance and plant stress, increase growth rates, improve soil porosity and do more with less… beautifully. Available in the forms, formulas and customer blends you need, eco-safe Soil Moist granules,disks, tabs and spikes absorb water, then release it gradually as soil dries. So each watering lasts up to 50% longer, for 3-5 years. Whether it's original Soil Moist, Soil Moist Mycorrhizal for strong root development, or Soil Moist Plus nutrient blends, there's never been a better time to call for technical data and expert advice. Manage m re with less…with Soil Moist ™ JRM Chemical, Inc. 4881 NEO Parkway, Cleveland, OH 44128 1-800-926-4010 • 216-475-8488 fax: 216-475-6517 with Mycorrhizal without Mycorrhizal ™ Community forestry programs come in many variations, but every well organized and profes- sionally managed program provides a wide array of valuable benefits to community residents and to the world beyond. Evaluating the efficacy of diverse and unique programs can be a challenge. Communicating success stories to local residents and community leaders can be just as challenging— but is vitally important. The Urban and Community Forestry Program Accreditation offered by the SMA offers every com - munity the opportunity to both evaluate its local program based on objective, professionally developed standards and to communicate to others the value and success of that local program. To assist those communities that are thinking about the value of accreditation or are considering an application for accreditation, the SMA has developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the accreditation and application process. Please go to FAQ's for SMA's Urban & Community Forestry Program Accreditation

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