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Water and Climate Effect Soil Volume

Recently I did a post on the amount of soil it takes to grow a big tree. I challenged the notion that it takes 1000ft3 of soil to grow a big tree and promoted the more accurate formula of 2ft3 for every square foot of crown projection. metric= .66M3/M2 of CP However, this ratio is not… More

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How Much Soil Do You Need to Grow a Big Tree?

It seems pretty universal that everyone likes trees. We find them pretty and calming — and they make us feel healthy. Space, pollutants, and engineering requirements are all major factors that affect the growing conditions for urban trees. But other than picking a climate-appropriate tree, soil availability is one of the biggest elements in the… More

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17 Trees Provide Shade and Stormwater Management in D.C. Capitol Hill Neighborhood: A Silva Cell Case Study

– A pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined, multiuse structure blocks away from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., was completed in 2017. – The 17 trees that surround 128 luxury residence buildings covering the entire block at 777 C Street St Pennsylvania Ave. SE help to achieve principles of new urbanism, support neighborhood activity, and well-being, and harvest… More

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A Practitioner’s Guide to Tree Evaluation

I often cruise around checking in on Silva Cell projects throughout the seasons and take some random data on how the trees are doing. The data is helpful for established and new clients to show the efficacy of Silva Cells. My study concerns deciduous trees. I also usually point to this piece of content on… More

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Using Silva Cells with Green Roofs and On-Structure Applications

DeepRoot’s Silva Cell has been installed in dozens of rooftop projects around the world. Whether it is on top of existing structures such as parking garages, or a garden terrace atop a new construction project, Silva Cells can help create structure, bio-retention for tree roots wherever installed. There are two types of green roof installations,… More

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Using Silva Cells with Green Roofs and On-Structure Applications

DeepRoot’s Silva Cell has been installed in dozens of rooftop projects around the world. Whether it is on top of existing structures such as parking garages, or a garden terrace atop a new construction project, Silva Cells can help create structure, bio-retention for tree roots wherever installed. There are two types of green roof installations,… 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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Silva Cells Shine at Award-Winning Pike & Rose in Maryland: Case Study

– 1,300 Silva Cells help make tree health and urban forestry health central to a new sustainable development in North Bethesda, Maryland. – 40 sidewalk trees at the 24-acre Pike & Rose development have ample tree root support to grow strong, maturing for generations. – Community and resilience are at the heart of the Pike… More

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