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Turn water scarcity into water abundance! These books show you how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-, sun-, wind-, and shade-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community.
Since a historic drought in 2007, Duke has worked diligently to reduce dependence on the city water supply and implement sustained conservation measures across the university and health system.
This suite of resources provides an overview of EPA recommended best water management practices for landscaping, facilities, and stormwater. Each provides a good overview of techniques along with EPA site examples:
Given the time, money and effort expended in the acquisition, establishment, curation and maintenance of a living botanical collection, and the irreplaceable nature of some living collections, it would be reasonable to assume that these living assets wo
Communities are increasingly turning to “smart” water systems to address their often-competing stormwater challenges. This begs the question “how much more effective are smart stormwater systems?”.
The history of the Morris Arboretum can be told through its eldest trees. Every scar and abnormality present on these immense specimens inspire awe, enrich visitor experience, and provide a glimpse into the past of the gardens.
Participants will learn how to begin sub-metering utilities on their campus and how this data can inform and justify not only the cost of the sub-meters, but of energy efficiency projects as well.
Tree defects such as co-dominant leaders, girding roots and buried trunk flares, present at time of planting, cause failures and decline long after the warrantee period has expired. Landscape architects may go to nurseries to tag trees; but often inspe
Ice or snow loads can cause branch breakage or failure of entire trees and shrubs. Branches or entire trees that fall in storms can impact homes, vehicles, power lines and block roads.
The North Carolina Botanical Center has created a step-by-step guide on how to plan for a low-waste event. This is an example of a policy that ensures garden staff plan events with sustainability in mind.