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Actual Tree Museum Opens Near Zurich

For many people, I think the words “tree museum” are weighted with forlorn-ness from the Joni Mitchell hit, “Big Yellow Taxi.” Well, as it turns out, there is an actual tree museum in existence. Created by Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea, it opened last month in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, near Zurich. Appropriately, the entire museum is outdoors,… More

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900 N. Michigan Site Tour on Tuesday, July 27th

Anyone out there headed to the ISA show this week? Our guys Peter MacDonagh and Al Key will be there (in booth #407), sweating it out with the other poor sods in the Windy City. If you’re interested in learning more about harvesting stormwater on-site, growing big street trees, and creating healthier communities using green… More

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Photos from Silva Cell Installation at 1111 Lincoln Road Mall (Miami, FL)

This set of photos is from a Silva Cell installation along Lincoln Road Mall in Miami, FL. This mixed-use promenade utilized Silva Cells in two areas: to provide additional soil volume underneath concrete mangrove water garden planters, and in a parking area along this iconic pedestrian walkway. James Urban, FASLA and Raymond Jungles, Inc. did… More

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Deep Root’s Legacy Products: What Is A Geomembrane?

Last week I wrote about our Root Barrier product; this week I’ll look at the basics of Geomembranes.  There’s a bit of confusion around the terminology for this product, perhaps justifiably so. Let me back up a moment. “Geomembranes” is a generic term that we use to describe two very similar products — BambooBarrier and Water… More

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Tree-Athlons in London & Manchester Raise Money & Awareness for Trees

London and Manchester are taking running (and PUNNING, oh ho!) to new lengths with a “Tree-Athlon” race sponsored by Trees For Cities. Runners of all ages, abilities, species and transit systems (wheelchairs and buggies) will run the 5km course to raise funds and awareness for urban tree planting.  The race is actually only the first… More

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DC Department of Transportation Needs Help Watering Trees

As everyone on the East Coast is already aware, there is a terrible heat wave happening. Parkview DC is reporting that the Washington, D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) has released a request to the public for their help watering the district’s street trees while temperatures stay so high. These are dangerous conditions for the health… More

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