What factors contribute to mortality of newly planted trees?

Today Dr. Lara Roman from the USFS Philadelphia Urban Field Station visited TreeBaltimore to share her research on urban tree mortality.
Dr. Roman has performed meta-analysis on a variety of studies on urban tree mortality. The findings? Well, we learned a great deal, but the bottom line is, like with people, we need to invest more resources in early stage nurturing to improve health and survival of young trees.
We won’t share any secrets here, but look for Dr. Roman’s research in the work of the Urban Tree Growth and Longevity Working Group