Today, California. Tomorrow, the World The Future of the Urban Tree Key

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

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Saving the Rain in Onandaga County

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

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Climate Change: It’s Really Happening

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

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DeepRoot Exhibiting at the ASLA Show

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. 

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Exciting News About Root Barriers and Water Barriers

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

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The Wonderful World of Silva Cell Storage

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.

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Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

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.

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