Monday, October 20, 2014

Home News On the mend outdoors

On the mend outdoors

Industry News

A Cornell researcher will study and develop public healing spaces.

Cornell Chronicle | June 12, 2013

A Cornell researcher leads a team that was recently awarded a $750,000 National Open Spaces Sacred Places (OSSP) Award from the TKF Foundation to design, build and research spaces in Joplin, Mo., and in the New York City metropolitan area – that will focus on healing aspects of the human-nature interaction in the wake of disaster.

The first site will be built next to Cunningham Park in Joplin, where residents are recovering from a May 22, 2011, tornado that killed 158 people, injured more than 1,000 and caused close to $3 billion in damage. Early designs include a butterfly garden and overlook. The site is on three lots where houses were destroyed by the tornado and purchased by the city of Joplin to expand the park.

The New York City site is yet to be determined but will provide a healing space for residents who suffered from Hurricane Sandy, which hit the city Oct. 29, 2012, causing floods and power outages and more than $42 billion in damages in New York state.

For the rest of the story, click here.

To learn more about the healing properties of trees and green spaces, click here to read the February 2013 Nursery Management cover story, "A Prescription for Plants."

Top news

Terracare Associates acquires VMC Landscape

The purchase moves Terracare into one of the fastest-growing markets for landscaping in the country.

Kubota introduces M7-Series Tractor Line

The announcement was made at the company's 2014 Dealer Meeting in Nashville.

Kubota enters skid-steer market

The two models, introduced at its national dealer day, will be available in May of 2015. The company also announced three new zero-turn models.

EAB may have spread to different tree

The invasive pest appears to be attacking more than ash trees.

Tweets, winning, drinks!

The L&L and STIHL social media awards will recognize the best in the industry.

x