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Science based design focuses on bring trees to stormwaterLearn More »

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Using simple soil building and passive water harvesting technologies makes smart use of rainfall.Read More »

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WHAT WE DO

We design landscapes with urban forestry principles integrated with wildlife habitat needs. Our passion is to utilize passive stormwater for native trees. We use place based metrics for smart design.

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This website has replaced our former website, which is still active.  It contains various articles related especially to plants, including a small selection of plants for difficult microclimates, links to plant databases, and tips on winter watering. It describes inspirations for the Stations of the Cross garden and links to a few of our colleague’s websites.

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Sediment Trap

Road debris, de-icing scoria rock, glass, branches and oil collect within the sediment trap.  Four-feet wide and four-inches below grade, material drops down, allowing cleaner water to enter into the rain garden.  Simple ones, such as this one, are filled with 4-inch to 12-inch rough edge rock.  This one captured 50 gallons of material when ...

Curb cuts

Curb cuts allow stormwater to enter into the garden. A sediment trap allows street debris to accumulate below grade, which can then be cleaned periodically.

Soil Building

A major component of growing a healthy tree is the presence of microorganisms in the soil. Building soil saves water because healthy loam soil has the capacity to hold water longer, and moist soil supports the growth of microorganisms. As soil biologist Dr. Elaine Ingham (2000) explains, “Many organisms enhance soil aggregation and porosity, thus ...

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By focusing on what does well in the southwest urban forest, and paying attention to scientific modeling projections, we can build our tree canopy.  By starting now, we can help root a future for our shade, energy efficiency, and livability.

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Occasionally we are able to capture the kind words our clients have to say to us.  We are grateful for all of them!  Here are just a few: