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UC ANR Research and Education Influences Landscape Water Conservation and Public Policy

UC has been heavily involved in research and extension efforts impacting landscape water conservation legislation for over 30 years.

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3/5/19
Understanding Carbon Footprint in Production and Use of Landscape Plants

Understanding carbon footprint (CF) terminology and the science underlying its determination is important to minimizing the negative impacts of new product development and assessing positive or negative cradle-to-grave lifecycle impacts.

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2/21/19
The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and the Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes provide guidance to cultural landscape owners, stewards and managers, landscape architects, preservation plann

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2/7/19
Reducing Tree (and Soil!) Damage during Construction

As the pace of urban development increases, urban green spaces, and urban trees in particular, come in direct conflict with bulldozers and backhoes.

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12/18/18
Healthy Water: Removing Pesticides and Supplying Oxygen to Plant Roots

Are your crops suffering from chronic exposure to chemical residues in your water? Are your plants’ roots being starved of oxygen? This free GrowerTalkswebinar will explore both aspects of water quality.

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11/26/18
Storm-Resilient Urban Forests: The Role of Species Selection & Maintenance Pruning

Inclement weather, particularly severe thunderstorms and wintry precipitation, is a major cause of damage to urban forests.

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7/2/18
Have you Checked your Trees Lately? A Routine Check-up of Trees Saves Lives & Property

Trees provide significant benefits to our homes and communities, but they may also become liabilities when they fall or break apart, causing property damage, personal injuries, and power outages.

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7/2/18
The Benefits of On-Site Composting

The benefits of on-site composting are many, and with new methods and technologies, it is a more easily achievable goal than ever.

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6/22/18
Arboretum Maintenance Plan

Want to be able to formulate a maintenance plan, but need an example of how it has been done? This landscape maintenance manual from The Arboretum at Penn State is a great example resource.  

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6/22/18
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.

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6/21/18

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