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Preserving Place at the Morris Arboretum: A Landscape Management Plan for the Historic Intern House Garden and Hillcrest Building

This project offers a blueprint for the ideal level of maintenance needed to keep this area of the garden aesthetically pleasing and well -kept into the future.

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8/15/19
Impact of Significant Weather Events on Plant Death in Managed Landscapes

Intensively managed landscapes, like those found in many public gardens, attempt to mitigate the impact of significant weather events through irrigation, improving soil characteristics, and mulching.

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7/9/19
Making Sustainable Selections for Your Seasonal Color Plants

Seasonal color plants add to the beauty and ever-changing nature of the garden. These seasonal color plants each have different growing requirements, transportation distances, display durations, etc.

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7/9/19
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.

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6/28/19
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5/6/19
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
Madison Square Park Tree Conservation Plan: A Canopy for the Future

This tree plan, not only comprises a history of trees that once stood in the Park and catalogues the trees currently standing, but also directs the succession and maintenance of the tree canopy that future generations of Park users will enjoy.

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12/13/18
Review of the Available Literature and Data on the Runoff and Pollutant Removal Capabilities of Urban Trees

The Center for Watershed Protection reviewed a total of 159 publications to evaluate the research questions defined in the scope of this project:

1. What is the effectiveness of urban tree planting on reducing runoff, nutrient and sediment?

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11/15/17
Preserving 20th Century Garden Design Excellence While Adapting as Resilient 21st Century Public Gardens

Today the leaders of public gardens are faced with many difficult decisions related to climate change, membership and audience development, change in historic character, and maintenance. Necessary contemporary

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9/24/16