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Lollipop Street Trees

In school we were taught lollipop sized trees weren't appropriate as street trees. And yet the project I'm working on (see images) is too r…

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Bottoms Up or a Tops Down?

Knowing what the plant's mature height and width will be for a project, do you design with the desired container size in mind or the prefer…

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Succulents for commercial/public projects - SF BAY AREA

What are some succulents or succulent like plants which are readily available in local nurseries, which will do well in a commercial/public…

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Efficient way of creating planting plan and planting lists

Hi! I was wondering if anybody had a good workflow flow for documenting a planting plan. I would like to draw polygons and derive how many…

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Hi, I have a project where I'm mitigating tree replacement for work done on a GDOT R.O.W. The impacted project area is about 3.5 acres. GDO…

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Modern planting design in Beijing China

Looking for some planting ideas for a project in Beijing, China....struggling to find current plant nursery stock list to know what's avail…

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Underground tree anchoring systems

Greetings fellow professionals! :) In the past when planting large trees with big root balls, I've always worked with stakes. Usually using…

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grass identification

hello everyone!! i need help in identifying a couple of grass species...I saw these grasses in Bali and recently in SHMA's website...Can so…

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Long-lived, Low Water Groundcovers

Any recommendations for a groundcover, with proven success, for the California East Bay Area (Temps range from 90+ to 20ish fahrenheit)? Lo…

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Looking for a vine for dry shade

Greetings. For a SoCal client, I've found very few options for a vine that will grow on a wall, in the shade. Complicating it is that it's…

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Soil spoils

At Monrovia, we use approximately 26 different soil recipes at our nurseries, with that said why is only one soil blend generally specified…

Started by Katharine Rudnyk

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Lollipop Street Trees

In school we were taught lollipop sized trees weren't appropriate as street trees. And yet the project I'm working on (see images) is too r…

Started by Mark Di Lucido

19 Aug 20, 2013
Reply by Goustan BODIN

To count or not to count your plants?

Do you or your contractors count your plants to bid a job?  And why do you do it versus your contractor or vice versa?   I have seen so man…

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