Oaks in CU Soil at Stocking Hall

Sustainable Landscapes Trail

Oaks in CU Soil at Stocking Hall

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Botanic Gardens


5 Chinkapin Oaks (Quercus muehlenbergii) fills up this space near Stocking Hall. Often times, soil underneath the pavement is compacted to the point where it excludes root growth. CU-Structural Soil was created at Cornell University to allow trees to grow in paved environments with required compaction yet still support healthy root growth. Chinkapin Oak, which is tolerant of drought and alkaline soils, is perfect for growing in this condition.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Sustainable Landscapes Trail


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