We spill a lot of ink on this blog on topics like policy, history, research, and opinion as they relate to green infrastructure. That’s great – and we’re going to keep doing it! – but where trees are concerned, sometimes it’s before and after photos that tell the most compelling story. Pictures document change in a completely different way than words ever can; they speak to a different sort of experience. This is what I mean when I write about remembering how places feel rather than how they look alone.
For the past several months, we’ve been working on a big project: a new and hugely improved Flickr page featuring projects of ours that span different sites, applications, countries, and age. Take a scroll through; we’re really excited about it. Today’s post is basically a photo essay of a selection of projects across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It’s a reminder of the transformative power trees have on the built environment and, perhaps more importantly, how people experience that environment.
Click on each set of images to blow it up much larger, or go directly to our Flickr page for an even bigger selection.
(Salford, United Kingdom)
Lincoln Center Bosque
(New York, NY)
Maple Ridge Lougheed
(Maple Ridge, BC)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
University of North Carolina Bell Tower
(Chapel Hill, NC)
Royal Air Force Bomber Command
Calgary EEEL Building
CCIS Building at University of Alberta – Edmonton
Historic 4th Ward Park
For more before and after photos, please visit our Flickr page.