Over four years ago we had our first Silva Cell installation, on the sidewalk in front of a DeepRooter’s house in Redwood City, CA. The picture above was taken shortly after the installation was completed. So, what does it look like today?
A recent research study conducted by Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories tackled the question of the best methodology to grow trees in cities, with the ultimate goal of reaping benefits that mitigate the impact of climate change. The study (Comparison of Tree Responses to Different Soil Treatments Under Concrete Pavement) was produced by Dr. E Thomas… More
Introduction When we talk about low-impact development and design today, the term “suspended pavement” is frequently used — but rarely defined. It’s important to understand this practice within the field of green infrastructure, so let’s examine what suspended pavement is as well as its history, uses, composition, and case studies. What is Suspended Pavement? Suspended… More
One of the most common questions posed when beginning an urban forest project is: how wide do tree roots grow? According to studies conducted by Colorado State University, most tree roots occupy an area two to four times the diameter of the crown. Other research done at Iowa State University suggests that roots may extend… More
Hi John, thanks for your comment! This is a private residence and the long term tree care is the responsibility of the owner… having said that, we’ll remind them that it’s time to remove the stakes!
Great example! Separately can you send me the address via email?? I keep driving by and not remembering the specific address.
I had the privilege to participate in the installation, processing the permits for the work in the public right-of-way through the City . The Silva Cells were used under the sidewalk and driveway. The tree appears to be growing well.
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