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What’s the Difference Between Urban Soil and Forest Soil?

You don’t need much experience in arboriculture or landscape design to notice that planting trees in cities is very different from planting trees in forest environments. There are many reasons for this, but perhaps the biggest is the difference in composition of the soil.

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Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Hello readers, Our U.S. offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. All of us at DeepRoot wanted to take the opportunity to say Happy Thanksgiving (11/25), Happy Native American Heritage Day (11/26), and Happy first day of Hanukkah (11/28/21). Stay grounded and stay rooted. Whatever day you are… More

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DeepRoot’s Silva Cell Wins Patent Infringement Case Against GreenBlue Urban

DeepRoot Green Infrastructure and DeepRoot Canada Corp are pleased to announce that on May 28, 2021, the Federal Court of Canada ruled in DeepRoot’s favour and granted its patent infringement lawsuit against GreenBlue Urban. The Court found that GreenBlue Urban’s RootSpace products infringe Canadian Patent Nos. 2,552,348 and 2,829,599 and granted an injunction prohibiting Greenblue… More

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DeepRoot’s Silva Cell Wins Patent Infringement Case Against GreenBlue Urban

DeepRoot Green Infrastructure and DeepRoot Canada Corp are pleased to announce that on May 28, 2021, the Federal Court of Canada ruled in DeepRoot’s favour and granted its patent infringement lawsuit against GreenBlue Urban. The Court found that GreenBlue Urban’s RootSpace products infringe Canadian Patent Nos. 2,552,348 and 2,829,599 and granted an injunction prohibiting Greenblue… More

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Bioretention Tree Lawn is Free of SettlementSilva Cell case study

Mosquito Creek Watershed in North Vancouver is a unique natural retreat nestled within a large urban footprint. The area is a popular retreat for hiking, mountain biking, and walking, and leads directly to the Trans Canada Trail, the longest hiking trail in the country. Due to its proximity to the City of North Vancouver, however,… More

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Stormwater Quality Benefits of Bioretention With Trees

It’s hard to tell just by looking at a tree-lined street, but soil and its microbes, in combination with trees, work together as a powerful system to improve the quality of stormwater that is filtered through it. Some pollutants are held or filtered by soil, others are taken up or transformed by plants or microbes,… More

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Haas School of Business Courtyard Renovation Silva Cell Case Study

The Haas  School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley wanted to renovate their central courtyard to create a more inviting and functional environment where students, faculty, staff, and visitors  could gather and share ideas. This renovation, the school felt, was essential to furthering their mission to develop leaders who redefine business. Three interconnected buildings… More

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Silva Cells at Pacific Plaza, Dallas Texas – Case Study

The City of Dallas has installed 180 DeepRoot Silva Cells and 36 trees at the newly opened Pacific Plaza downtown park. Pacific Plaza was originally a parking lot that has been transformed into a 3.7-acre slice of green, providing a welcome refuge for shade in the urban heat island of downtown Dallas. Pacific Plaza was… More

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