College football is back! It makes the prospect of cooler days, longer nights, and back-to-school time much easier to handle. Speaking of college football, we’ve been excited for the Silva Cell to play a part in renovating the public arenas of a handful of notable college football powerhouses, including perennial SEC powers University of Tennessee… More
Due to technical difficulties that prevented some people from joining last month’s webinar with guest speaker James Urban, FASLA, on the topic of “Using Trees and Soils in Urban Stormwater Management,” we will be offering the same webinar again on September 4th at 10am Pacific (please note that the start time will vary by time zone).
For a newly planted street tree, adequate watering during establishment is literally a matter of life and death. The establishment period and amount of water can vary depending on climate, soil type and tree species. A street tree in San Francisco planted from a #15 nursery container usually requires 15 to 20 gallons per week… More
Randy Neprash has been a champion of using trees for urban stormwater management for longer than almost anyone else we know. A water resources engineer and stormwater regulatory specialist for Bonestroo, now Stantec, Randy is also the technical consultant for the Minnesota Cities Stormwater Coalition, an organization of about 120 Minnesota cities that are regulated… More
This is the fifth and final post in Peter MacDonagh’s series on the history of street trees in Holland. Today, how an ancient Dutch barge made its way to a Midwestern living room. -LM In my Midwestern living room in the U.S., we have hanging on the wall a small blue and white plate. This… More
The research has been out for a while now: circling, girdling, diving and kinked roots in the nursery pot lead to poor health, blown-down trees and shorter lifespans. With budgets for greenery shrinking, every tree or shrub has to last for a while.
Today is the second to last post of Peter MacDonagh’s five part series on the history of street trees in Holland. In this one, the Dutch expand their master planning to their pesky colonies. -LM Eventually the Dutch East India Company (VOC) controlled colonial trading cities in Asia, Africa, South America, and New Amsterdam in… More
In April last year we shared some news about a Silva Cell project in Philadelphia – the Venice Island Recreation Center, in the Manayunk neighborhood. Venice Island sits between the Manayunk Canal and the Schuylkill River. After two years of work on the whole site – which was built up anew after demolishing the old… More
2nd Avenue NW in Calgary, Alberta is a mixed-use street that runs through the Kensington neighborhood of the city. One section across the river from central downtown Calgary, between 10th Street NW and 9th Street NW, has been developed as a model site demonstrating how a dense, commercial street can manage stormwater directly on-site using… More