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The Summer of Tree Reckoning in the Media

A convergence of two connected elements in 2020 and 2021 is causing an outpouring of news stories this summer, covering tree equity and the role and impact of trees as a means to reduce heat impacts in all neighborhoods across America, not just some. The racial inequality and reckoning that the United States experienced in… More

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Silva Cell Trees Reach New Height at Highgate: Tysons, VA

– What was once a suburban office complex and parking lot in Tysons, Virginia, is now home to a luxury apartment building and landscaped space. – Highgate at the Mile, on Jones Branch Drive, has 350-plus units and 35 lush trees along its perimeter. – Four years after 252 2X Silva Cells were installed in… More

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Silva Cell Trees Have Deep Roots in Plazas

Plazas are integral to cities. They are the pulse of city and township centers. Plazas create a sense of place and identity in communities. The Spanish word plaza translates to square. In today’s urban planning and landscape architecture lexicon, plaza can mean and be several types of landscapes. A plaza can be a marketspace, a… More

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Mississauga Celebration Square 10 Years Later: Silva Cell Case Study

– The 37,280 square meters that make up the Mississauga City Hall plaza were transformed in 2011. – The square added 30 trees in raised gardens and by design brought two previously separated areas together. – Ten years later and the Autumn Blaze Maples (Acer × freemanii) have grown exponentially since they were installed. The… More

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A Steep Slope in Seattle: A Silva Cell Case Study

– At Fifth Avenue and Madison Street, five blocks from the Seattle waterfront, three trees are thriving on a steep urban incline. – The trio was given proper soil volume to maximize their canopy potential and create a more durable street and sidewalk for a heavily trafficked downtown area, across the street from the Seattle… More

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Greening Palo Alto: A Silva Cell Case Study

– In 2016, a few blocks from the Stanford campus, in Palo Alto’s Evergreen Park district, a new multiuse building was constructed. The project included eight shade trees as part of the streetscape along the sidewalk on Sherman Avenue. – Today, the 70,000 ft 2 office space and condominium building boasts a streetscape that handles… 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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