How cities, scientists and nurseries are partnering to help seedlings grow into urban forests

The Globe and Mail, January 8, 2023
By Kevin Cavanagh, Special to The Globe and Mail

A new alliance of industry, scientific, non-profit and government partners is collaborating to increase the success of urban tree planting, as high mortality rates remain a challenge for the perennial plant that is key to tackling climate change. The goal of Vineland’s Greening the Landscape Research Consortium is to help seedlings survive to become giants, and its advantage is information-sharing along the “urban tree value chain” – from nursery staff tending seeds, to planting contractors, to municipal foresters nurturing the trees. 


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