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Onsite Bioretention and Stormwater Management Using Deeproot Silva Cells in Dublin California – Case Study

One of the newest urban communities in Northern California is the Boulevard in Dublin, California. This unique development boasting 20 housing types in 11 neighborhoods, encourages connectivity without a car through its multi-modal trails and enriched landscaping. With its electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, sustainable landscaping, and advanced green-home designs, the developer and owner, Brookfield... More

Silva Cells at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa

The Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa recently underwent a three-year, $80 million renovation. The plaza area was initially a courtyard space bordered by two warehouses and mechanical shops for the heritage Canadian railway. The new plaza, adjoining promenades and walkways are home to the historical railway stock as well as a flexible space... More

Using the Simple Index Approach and DeepRoot Silva Cell for SuDS

DeepRoot has developed guidance on how the Silva Cell® product can be designed for bioretention in a sustainable drainage system (SuDS). Designers and engineers opt for SuDS as a greener and more sustainable method for mitigating the risk of flooding and pollution whilst also achieving additional amenity and biodiversity benefits. This blog discusses the Simple... More

Silva Cell – City of Davis Third Street Gateway Project, Wins APWA Project of the Year

On a warm, 80F degree summer day in June, 2019 Davis, California residents woke up to a safe, pedestrian and biker friendly streetscape on the intersections of Third St and A St, in the heart of downtown Davis. Just 15 miles west of Sacramento and home to a large University of California Campus, there is... More

New Year, New Tree!

Starting the New Year with a realistic resolution isn’t always easy, especially when the pressure of not just a new year but a new decade is upon us. Lifestyle habits such as diet, exercise, and self-development goals are ripe with enthusiasm during these short winter days. Often, we make resolutions and goals that are not... More

The Powers of Immersion and Mindfulness; Forest Bathing

Those of us who are in environmental fields or simply have an affinity for backyard gardening are familiar with the benefits of being surrounded by nature.  Now there is a great amount of research on the mental and physical benefits of spending intentional, mindful time outdoors, especially in forests. This concept of “forest bathing” or... More

Silva Cell Installation at 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York City

Just 8 blocks from Central Park, 20 trees with healthy soils and room to grow, will join the concrete jungle of New York City at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. A superlative example of mid-century modern architecture, 1271 Avenue of the Americas is an iconic Midtown Manhattan building with a rich history. Designed by Harrison,... More

Silva Cell ASLA Award Winning Project – Sundance Square

And the Professional Honor Award goes to… November brings the annual American Society of Landscape Architects annual conference and with it the announcement of the annual professional awards. Last week we announced our Hunters Point project as an award winner. This week, we’re excited to share our second award winner, Sundance Square. Sundance Square Plaza,... More

Silva Cells Part of ASLA Award Winning Projects – Hunter’s Point

And the Professional Honor Award goes to… November brings the annual American Society of Landscape Architects annual conference and with it the announcement of the annual professional awards. We’re delighted to share that two of the projects we recently collaborated on with a talented and dedicated group of professionals were honored and we’re going to... More

Trees in Cities Challenge

The Trees in Cities Challenge is an opportunity for cities to join UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in fighting climate change. Embracing this opportunity helps cities to be resilient in a simple and cost-effective way: a pledge to plant more trees. As a San Francisco Green Infrastructure company, we support this idea. Scientific research tells... More