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Which Planting Solution is Best for Trees? Bartlett Lab Field Trials

Landscape architects have been designing options to improve rooting conditions for urban trees for decades. In that time, many ideas have been developed, with varying costs (for the clients) and outcomes (for the trees and the site at large). In summer 2015, Dr. Tom Smiley with Bartlett Tree Laboratories began a research study that is… More

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Howard Street trees in 2016

Multi-Agency Green Infrastructure Streetscape Silva Cell Case Study

Red Rose Forest is an environmental charity working to transform Greater Manchester into “a greener, healthier and more satisfying place to live work and invest.” When Pete Stringer, Special Projects Manager for Red Rose Forest, wanted to deliver a tree planting project that could demonstrate and quantify how trees could help to managing surface water… More

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Inspiring the Next Generation Interview with Russell Horsey

Russell Horsey is the Development Director at the Institute of Chartered Foresters in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining the Institute, Russell was Senior Arboricultural Officer (similar to Head Urban Forester in a U.S. city) for the City of Bristol, England. He is a graduate of the Universities of Brighton, UK, and gained a Masters… More

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LEED and SITES: The Changing Landscape

A few years ago I wrote an article about how LEED v4 addressed designing for trees, soils, and stormwater (green infrastructure).  Two big things have changed since then, so a follow-up explaining what’s new in this sustainable building certification system is in order: Project registration for LEED v2009 was extended by two years – by… More

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