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Time Lapse Video of a Silva Cell Installation

For the last two weeks in December I’m be re-posting some of my favorite blog posts from this year. Today’s post – which shares my favorite video project that we worked on this year – concludes this stretch, and the month, and the year. Happy end of 2013 – see you in January! – LM Today… More

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Touch the Soil: Healthy Soils for Healthy Trees

For the last two weeks in December I’m re-posting some of my favorite blog posts from this year. Today’s, by James Urban, perfectly captures what we need to do in order to create healthier urban environments for trees and soils. It’s simple. Touch trees. – LM Alex Shigo, one of the most famous plant biologists and… More

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What’s Missing From the Top 10 Cities for Urban Trees

For the last two weeks in December I’ll be re-posting some of my favorite blog posts from this year. Today’s post discusses a big metric that is missing from the evaluation criteria American Forests used in assessing their “10 Best Cities for Urban Forests” list released earlier this year. – LM A few weeks ago, non-profit… More

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Is The 10-20-30 Rule for Tree Diversity Adequate?

For the last two weeks in December I’ll be re-posting some of my favorite blog posts from this year. Today’s post is by Dr. Bert Cregg, Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture and Department of Forestry at Michigan State University. It was originally published on The Garden Professors and is reprinted with the author’s permission. -LM We’ve… More

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Raleigh, NC Sets Minimum Soil Volume for Street Trees

As of this summer, Raleigh, NC now requires a minimum of 600 cubic feet of soil for all street trees planted in the right of way for new developments. Their new Street Design Manual outlines this requirement, and the design methods available for achieving it, in section 6.18, page 82-86.

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Bainbridge Island’s Redone Downtown Corridor Silva Cell Case Study

Bainbridge Island is a small city located a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle in the heart of the Puget Sound. The island’s rural character and small town feel support a variety of land- and water-based recreational activities. At the center of Bainbridge Island is Winslow Way, the City’s downtown main street and heart of… More

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The Most Important Factor for Growing Healthy Trees

Many factors affect tree health. Are they all equally important or are some more important than others? According to Kim Coder, soil compaction is by far the biggest constraint on tree growth. In a 2007 paper, he wrote, “Soil compaction is the most prevalent of all soil constraints on shade and street tree growth…Many people… More

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