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Waterline Square-New York City: Silva Cell Case Study

-1,800 Silva Cells lie below six blocks of the streetscape and a 2-acre open plaza space of New York City’s Waterline Square. -Waterline Square is a brand-new complex on West End Avenue, between 59th and 61st Streets in New York City. It is a five-building project that started back in 2012 at Riverside Center and… More

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Silva Cells in Greenwich, CT 4 Years Later – Case Study

Yesterday marked the 4-year anniversary of a Silva Cell installation in Greenwich, Connecticut. The results are rewarding. On June 21, 2016, 42 Silva Cells, using approximately 1050 ft3 (30 m3) of soil, were installed along with two Silver Linden (Tilia Tomentosa) trees on Greenwich Avenue, in Greenwich, Connecticut. The town has its own tree conservancy,… More

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Silva Cell Installation at 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York City

Just 8 blocks from Central Park, 20 trees with healthy soils and room to grow, will join the concrete jungle of New York City at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. A superlative example of mid-century modern architecture, 1271 Avenue of the Americas is an iconic Midtown Manhattan building with a rich history. Designed by Harrison,… More

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Silva Cells Part of ASLA Award Winning Projects – Hunter’s Point

And the Professional Honor Award goes to… November brings the annual American Society of Landscape Architects annual conference and with it the announcement of the annual professional awards. We’re delighted to share that two of the projects we recently collaborated on with a talented and dedicated group of professionals were honored and we’re going to… More

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The Importance of Soil Structure

Soil structure (how soil particles are held together to form larger structures within the soil) is recognized as an important property of a healthy soil. Grading, tilling, soil compaction and screening soils during the soil processing and mixing process damages structure.  To counteract the loss of structure, specifiers then add to it, utilizing a mined… More

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Celebrating Philadelphia’s First Suspended Pavement System

Come Join us at the ASLA Philadelphia October 19-20! Stop By Booth 1325. Prior to the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO each year, we make an effort to highlight some of the older suspended pavement installations of which we are aware.  One such installation is located in the heart of Philly on Market Street, between… More

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Soil Volume Recommendations for Vines, Hedges, and Palms

We love trees. We also love woodies. For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, you will know that we promote large volumes of non-compacted, biologically active loam as essential for street tree health and longevity. There are other plants which require soil volume and need attention as well. Vines,… More

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The Space Between the Pavement and the Tree

I often get the following question from designers: what do I do with the space between the pavement and the street tree? Typically, it’s a small space of anywhere from 16 to 64 square feet in which the tree is supposed to live, commonly known as the “tree pit.” Really, it is  an opening into… More

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