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Bartlett: Sonic Tomography

Sonic tomography, or the use of sound waves to detect decay in trees, is a relatively new technology available to arborists.  This technology uses the differential speed of sound as it moves through solid wood, decayed wood, or hollow space to create a...

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1/15/20
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities Grounds

Today's grounds manager has to be a scientist, a phychologist, an artist and designer, a business administrator, and an astute politician. This webinar will discuss how to provide grounds managers with many of the resources necessary for efficient and...

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1/13/20
New Tools for Identifying and Prioritizing Range Shifting Invasive Plants

Join Jenica Allen and Bethany Bradley to learn about new tools for identifying and prioritizing range-shifting invasive plants coming soon to a landscape near you. Whether you’re a property owner, land manager, landscape professional, or policymaker,...

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11/25/19
Conifer Care

Conifers are commonly planted in North America to provide year-round screening, as windbreaks or as focal trees in the landscape. However, conifers including certain species of spruce, pine, hemlock, cedar and fir planted in northern areas of North...

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11/14/19
Why Are Soils a Problem in Landscape Design and Construction?

There is a soil-plant continuum—an ecological symbiosis—that is essential for the growth and sustainability of all vegetation. Unfortunately, largely because many factors of the balance in soils are not well understood, soil becomes more of an abstract...

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6/28/19
The Power of Planning: Developing Landscape Management Plans for Public Gardens

While public gardens have long recognized the utility of high-level planning documents such as strategic plans and collections policies, many institutions lack written plans guiding day-to-day landscape management. This session will discuss not only...

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6/21/18
Facility Management Challenges and Opportunities in 2018

Companies are migrating to more agile workplaces in order to recruit new talent, create a more collaborative workplace and contain real estate costs. Achieving these results requires providing employees with high-level facilities management services -...

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3/29/18
Bellevue Botanical Garden-Sample Work Load Plan

This is a sample work load planning spreadsheet from Bellevue Botanical Gardens. This is a tool they use to help with maintenance management and with projections/justifications for staffing new garden areas as they build out their master plan. ...

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2/28/18
Critical Asset and Capital Improvement Plans & Tools

1) An organization must define which of its assets are most critical in order to focus its maintenance efforts. Assets with the highest probability of failure (...

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1/31/18
The Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center

The Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center was established in 2015 to bridge the gap in needed technical and financial stormwater management resources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  This free, virtual Center provides users with tools to...

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1/31/18
Tree Protection During Design & Construction

Check out this presentation and video from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium, presented by Jeff Dice from University Park, PA. 

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1/17/18
Deferred Maintenance and Building Health

Check out both this webinar and powerpoint to learn more about how to diagnose your facilities and perform condition assessments and conduct surveys and evaluations of all aspects of...

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12/15/17
Water Resources Research

Water Resources Research is an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on hydrology and water resources. It publishes original research in the natural and social...

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11/17/17
Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU)

The CRWU initiative provides drinking water, wastewater and stormwater utilities with practical tools, training and technical assistance needed to increase resilience to extreme weather events. Through a...

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11/15/17
An Innovative Green-Roof as a Social Empowerment Tool

CICEANA’s Botanical Garden, located on the rooftop of its headquarters in Mexico City, has acted as a catalyst throughout Mexico for a series of green roof and green spaces projects. One example is in Monterrey, where we have designed and built a 4,500...

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7/9/17
2015 Celebrate Design Event Presentation

The Design and Planning Section of American Public Gardens Association hosted the 2nd Celebrate Design! Reception on Wednesday, June 24 during the 2015 American Public Gardens Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis / St. Paul,...

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11/4/15
Space Heating & Cooling Research

The Emerging Technology team conducts research in space heating and cooling technologies, with a goal of realizing aggregate energy savings of 20% relative to a 2010 baseline. In addition to work involving the development of products, the U.S....

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10/27/15
Implementing On-site Renewable Energy Projects

On-site power generation provides local governments with the most direct access to renewable energy. In addition to the overall benefits, on-site projects also provide a hedge against financial risks and improve power quality and supply reliability.

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10/27/15