– 14 Bald Cypress’ extend shade from beyond 400 Record to the street in Dallas, Texas. – Dallas, Texas Urban Tree Canopy is around 29%, but equal distribution is lacking – Silva Cells add a total of 7,820ft³ (221m³) of soil, tapping into the trees at 400 Record’s longevity and sustainability In 2016, the 40-year-old… More
Ecologists group large geographic regions with similar environments and distinctive plant and animal communities into biomes. The environmental factors influencing biomes include latitude, the general climate and topography of the region, and soil. Soil is the foundation of every terrestrial ecosystem. Each biome has soils with characteristics unique to it.
Many factors affect tree health. Are they all equally important or are some more important than others? According to Kim Coder, PhD, Professor of Tree Biology & Health Care at the University of Georgia, soil compaction is by far the biggest constraint on tree growth. In a 2007 paper, he wrote, “Soil compaction is the most… More
– 22 trees and 10,000 ft3 of soil volume revamped The Grove Plaza in Boise, Idaho in 2017 – The reconstruction grabbed the attention of Landscape Architecture Magazine, featuring reflections from locals regarding the before and after the construction, and local governing agencies vying for Silva Cells. – Four years later the Grove is blossoming… More
Silva Cells create large amounts of soil volume for tree roots to grow and mature, while providing stormwater management, in paved environments. Typical urban infrastructure such as sidewalks, pavement, and utilities have always been barriers to tree roots and thereby canopy growth. Silva Cell eliminates these barriers to growth while also managing and filtering stormwater… More