I know CEU requirements vary wildly from state to state wildly, but if you need to fulfill some hours — or just like learnin’! — check out a recent DeepRoot-sponsored course available through McGraw-Hill, Greening the Site: Design Options for Sustainability.
A few weeks ago I was in New York, and Al Key and I were out and about checking on root barrier sites that he installed back in 1995. We got to meander around Ditmas Park in Brooklyn (a gorgeous neighborhood that always reminds of how I pictured Stingo’s life in “Sophie’s Choice”) and Tompkins… More
Last we checked, the trees in suspended pavement at the Bartlett Tree Lab were doing awesome at 5.5 years. Growing season 6 photos are in and they still look great! (Structural Soil twig on the left, Suspended Pavement twig on the right).
While we don’t usually address super technical issues on this blog, we get asked plenty of questions about the engineering and testing that has been done on the Silva Cell, and rightly so. This product can meet AASHTO H-20 loading standards and is used in applications where strength and compliance with safety and testing standard… More
One of the big challenges that we face with acceptance of the Silva Cell is cost-related. People love the concept and want to deliver big trees to their clients and site developments but don’t have the wiggle room on the budget for trees that they might for other site amenities. While the Silva Cell is… More
We are super excited to share that DeepRoot and the Silva Cell have made it to the big time — or at least to the SF Streetsblog, which is the big time as far as we’re concerned. An article by Matt Baume lucidly explains the bigger picture of what we’re trying to do, and sheds… More
Earlier this year, in partnership with Robin Key Landscape Architecture Studio, we made a submission for the Minds In The Gutter contest. Sponsored by S.W.I.M Coalition and the New York City Environmental Fund, the Minds In The Gutter competition asked the following design question: How do we utilize the existing 6K miles of roadway and accompanying 12K miles of sidewalk as… More
So it might seem like we’re beating the same old drum here, but I have to mention that we have now exceeded 100 Silva Cell installations (yeah!). Each of them represents a very real accomplishment for the planners, designers, and developers who saw the value in bringing long-term sustainable tree and stormwater solutions to their communities. Ultimately,… More