Posts by anyman

Urban Tree Growth Parameters – Two Studies

Posted by on Mar 6, 2016 | 0 comments

“Apparent Available Soil” A Good Predictor of Tree Size Which Planting Solution is Best for Trees? Bartlett Lab Field Trials  ...

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Connecting the Drops with Rainwater Harvesting

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 | 0 comments

From the “Focus on Sustainability” webinar series by the Ecological Landscape Alliance:

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Caterpillar Identification

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Caterpillar Identification

Spring has sprung for some of you in the more southerly climates, so I thought it would be fun to include this moth and butterfly caterpillar identification guide. I had the opportunity to watch a cecropia moth hatch last year – it was a very cool experience and I was amazed by how active the moth could be while still in its cocoon and trying to get out. Here are a few other sites that offer detailed information on the life cycles and habitats of the east and west U.S.: Lepidoptera of the Pacific Northwest Caterpillars of the Eastern Forests  ...

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The Nature of Cities

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 | 0 comments

The Nature of Cities

I think it’s helpful to know what people are reading and what they are finding useful in pursuing their goals for professional growth. I like to keep topics diverse, academic, and peer-reviewed. I like to know that the articles are not only well thought-out, but that the information has been corroborated with real-life experience or the research is consistent, repeatable, and useful. For instance, there are many common landscape  practices that are repeated and instructed throughout written, printed, and oral material, that when held up to actual research, are wrong. Yet information to...

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Plants and Birds

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Plants and Birds

Below are some helpful online resources showing what native plant species benefit what birds, mostly as food sources, but some as cover or nesting material. <http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/21310-breeding-birds.pdf> A beautiful visual reference that includes foraging guilds and nesting. <http://www.loudounwildlife.org/PDF_Files/Gardening_for_Wildlife_Plant_List.pdf> This list includes wildflowers, shrubs, and trees. The document also provides a great list of books used to develop their plant list and which provide even more detailed information....

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