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Iconic Metropolitan Museum Plaza Redesign Silva Cell Case Study

Founded in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is the largest art museum in the United States, housing more than two million works of art spanning over 5,000 years from around the world. Located since 1880 on Fifth Avenue on the eastern edge of Central Park, the museum welcomes more than… More

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Silva Cell Trees Years of Growth

Some say a picture is worth 1,000 words, how about 1,000 cubic feet? Silva Cells have supported trees throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for over a decade. From University plazas to corporate office headquarters, and streetscapes, trees installed with Silva Cells are thriving. At a minimum, each tree on all of… More

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La Plaza De Las Americas: A Silva Cell Case Study

– A permanent public space reclaimed for the community of Washington Heights elevates large city space transformation via incorporating green infrastructure – 14 trees create an inviting ambiance for people at the lively market, establishing a hierarchy of trees and people over cars and streets. – The trees have grown substantially in the past several… More

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Treating Hydrocarbons with Green Infrastructure

I’ve always believed in nature’s processes to manage compounds in the environment. Even as a young undergraduate engineer, I often wondered why we are removing natural systems like trees and soil rather than working with them, why we weren’t protecting and bolstering those systems in ways that enhanced their natural mitigating processes. The (relatively) recent… More

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Convening and Greening with Silva Cell Trees

Convention Centers bring people together in the form of concerts, graduation ceremonies, summits, conferences, and tradeshows. Oftentimes convention centers are packed with multi-day events. These events can be productive and busy: back-to-back keynote speakers, presentations, break-out rooms, exhibits, and after-hours networking. With limited daylight available inside, the ability to leave the building and go outside… More

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UK Soil Volume Status for Urban Trees

Trees do a tremendous amount for our communities in a number of essential ways. Unlike a streetlamp or a water main, their influence is diffuse— they affect everything from air and water quality, to flooding, to temperatures, to property values and incidence of crime. Urban trees are under more pressure and facing greater challenges to… More

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