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Susan D. Day

Associate Professor

B.A. Yale University, M.S. Cornell University, Ph.D. Virginia Tech


My research is dedicated to uncovering practical information that will improve tree health and canopy cover in urbanizing environments and I conduct research in a variety of urban forestry issues. I am particularly interested in land development and urban design issues and how root/soil interactions affect the contribution of trees to urban ecosystems. Joint appointment in Department of Horticulture.

Interest Areas: urban forestry, stormwater, urban rhizosphere, rehabilitation of urban soils

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