The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is teaching by example, adding Silva Cells to its campuses. As part of the SDUSD site modernization plan, this year two schools added Silva Cells to their campus, and five more SDUSD schools will be exploring Silva Cells as part of the underground bioretention strategy for their campus… More
When I signed up to help design and build a parklet for this year’s PARK(ing) Day event with my local American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) chapter, I knew it would be a lot of work – but had no idea just how intense the dozens of hours of work designing and then installing it… More
The Lorax, as many people know, is a Dr. Seuss book about a mythical creature who “speaks for trees.” Widely understood as a parable about the value and importance of natural resources and the risk industry poses to them, the word “Lorax” has come to mean someone who is environmentally minded and is an advocate for… More
In 1978, James Urban had a chance meeting with a man named Tom Perry that forever changed the course of his career. Tom was a microbiologist with a PhD from Harvard. He was working for the Forest Service and was assigned to the urban forest department because, to hear Jim tell it, Tom didn’t fit… More
Last month we hosted our first webinar of 2014, a conversation between James Urban, FASLA, and Doug Merkler, Resource Soil Scientist for Southern Nevada with the USDA, on the basics of designing for desert and arid soils. If you missed the live event, a recording is now available on our YouTube channel. I have to personally share how… More
DeepRoot CEO Graham Ray has largely managed to avoid being a public figure – but that’s starting to change. Last week, he joined LinkedIn (a huge victory on my part). And today, we’re very pleased to share a video project that has been in the works for the past couple of months to formally introduce him… More
In celebration of the colors of fall, enjoy this time lapse video of the changing season from Jamie Scott on Vimeo. The footage is taken from 15 different locations in New York’s Central Park; he visited them two days a week for a total of six months. There’s an extra bit of attention to detail… More
We recently wrapped another video project! This one is about ArborTie, a staking and guying material from our legacy line. This video walks through the basics of the product and how to attach it securely to a tree.