Today we welcome back regular blog contributor Ellyn Shea, talking more about my favorite tool when walking around the streets of San Francisco. -LM Back in July, I related the history of an educational website called the Urban Tree Key that helps urban citizens without botanical training identify trees in their community. As promised, here… More
There’s a great article in WaterWorld this month about Onandaga County’s comprehensive stormwater management movement, Save the Rain. The past 100 years have taken a toll on Onondaga Lake, which has given its shores and water to support industrial commerce, a regional transportation hub and urban wastewater utilities in the City of Syracuse. The factories that… More
It’s unusual — maybe unprecedented? — for us to post off of our normal Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule, but we’ve got a lot of good articles in the queue and I didn’t want to disrupt any of those. HOWEVER. We do have a first-of-its-kind webinar coming up on October 5th that I wanted to make sure everyone… More
I was privileged to hear Dr. Philip Mote speak at last month’s International Society of Arboriculture conference in Portland, Oregon on climate change. Among other things, Dr. Mote is a professor in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. He is not an arborist, but he translated the complexities of climate science… More
Okay, we know you have done a lot of work. You have analyzed your site and have picked the best tree species for your area, provided the trees with the optimal volume of planting soil, selected the best specimen from the nursery, and made sure it has arrived on-site in great condition. We think what… More
DeepRoot will be exhibiting at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Expo on September 29th and 30th. We’re in booth 1341. Come by! Oh, and we have a few education sessions to recommend from James Urban, FASLA.
At DeepRoot we like to keep it fresh and fun for everyone. And what is more fresh and fun than innovating our products to be more field efficient and environmentally friendly as well as meeting market demands? (OK, so I work in Operations – sue me). To that end, we’ve got some pretty awesome product… More
Awhile back (actually WAY back in 2010) we discussed the how to store and how not to store Silva Cells. I thought it might be time for a little refresher on the best practices and why it is important to follow them.
I am finding out about this many years too late, but from 2008 to 2010 the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History had an exhibit called Dig It! The Secrets of Soil. Fortunately for me, a version of the exhibit still lives on online.
Today’s guest post is from Nathalie Shanstrom, a sustainable landscape architect with the Kestrel Design Group. It’s a little science-y, but still very readable. If you’re not a stormwater geek, don’t be deterred – there’s a lot of great information in here. -LM Parts 1 and 2 of this blog series looked at how plants… More