Want to tour a sustainable sidewalk in Toronto? Now you can. It may not look like much from the street, but this is one of our most exciting Silva Cell projects — a pilot proof-of-concept demonstration along The Queensway that is analyzing green infrastructure at work. Join us for the free tour on Thursday, October 6th, from 3 –… More
Many of DeepRoot’s products are defined by their mil thickness. Our Geomembranes (Water Barrier and Bamboo Barrier), for example, have varying thicknesses of 30, 40 and 60 mil, while our root barriers are all 80 mil thick. But what is a mil?
This hydrograph (diagram showing runoff flow versus time) compares the intense spike of a stream during a storm in an urbanized watershed without adequate controls, with the “gentle rolling hill” appearance of a forested watershed’s response to the same storm. Note the loss of dry weather base flow for the stream in the urbanized watershed…. More
I get several calls a week from the weekend warriors working on various home improvements. Often these improvements relate to cutting tree roots and some type of hardscape (such as sidewalks, driveways, foundations, and retaining walls). The first thing I suggest is that the homeowner talk to an ISA Certified Arborist before doing any sort… More
Here are this year’s photos from the Bartlett Tree Lab study comparing different planting methods for urban trees. For comparison, check out last year’s set. And for a fuller chronological picture, you can see all the photos up to that point in this post.
Back in January we posted about a project in Shoreline, WA, where the Silva Cells were being used to extend a sidewalk rain garden underneath paving. This stretch of the project is finally completed! It looks amazing, and we’ve got a case study to tell you all about it.