Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Earlier this year, Silva Cells were installed at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington D.C. This site will commemorate the legacy of Dr. King but is not solely about the past; it is also about the future. 

Located on Independence Avenue, it utilizes Silva Cells to enable trees on the site to thrive long in to the future, helping to create an enduring reminder of Dr. King’s legacy.

Designed by Oehme van Sweden Landscape Architects, the Silva Cells were installed in February 2011 by Ruppert.

The original date for the grand opening was set for late August 2011. Unfortunately, it had to be postponed due to Hurricane Irene.

The trees, Kwanzan cherries and American elms, are doing great so far. We’re looking forward to checking in on them next season.

Last two photos courtesy of Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Inc.
All other photos by DeepRoot Green Infrastructure, LLC.

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