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North Carolina Stamping Requirements
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Halpern Aug 11, 2016.

This is why cities can’t grow all their own food
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave McCorquodale Apr 27, 2016.

 

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Rob Halpern replied to Paul Minotto's discussion 'Vine for pergola in S. Cal'
"Well, they will require irrigation but they also must be large enough to allow sufficient root growth to support vines as large as you want."
21 hours ago
Rob Halpern replied to Paul Minotto's discussion 'Vine for pergola in S. Cal'
"One more point: your illustration indicates a rather small planter for this vine of which much is expected. The limited soil will both limit the vine and ry out very quickly"
yesterday
Rob Halpern replied to Paul Minotto's discussion 'Vine for pergola in S. Cal'
"Jamie makes excellent points. I would add that vines can require a lot of maintenance to keep them looking good and prevent them from consuming the Universe. Are the clients prepared for that?"
yesterday
Rob Halpern replied to Paul Minotto's discussion 'Tree for inside/ outside'
"Be cautious of tree species that require a dormancy. Almost all oaks and Lagerstroemia require a great deal of light indoors."
Jul 10
Rob Halpern replied to Paul Minotto's discussion 'Tree for inside/ outside'
"Important issues that I believe have not been mentioned: If the same tree species is to be used, it must thrive in the outdoor conditions but also indoor conditions: winter heat and dry air, summer AC, light level. If light is coming only from above…"
Jul 10
Rob Halpern replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'Feedback on Renderings'
"As you are presenting what appears to be a public space I would add more people: make the space alive. And while I am not a SkethUp artist, it looks flat to me. The structures pop but the landscape is indistinct. That may reflect your design…"
May 26
Rob Halpern replied to Sherwood Botsford's discussion 'Larix spp as ornamental trees.'
"No, that is not so. There are a number of limiting factors for plants: soils, drainage, exposure, competing species,differences in microclimate,  lack of suitable pollinators, lack of suitable seedling conditions, etc., etc., etc."
Mar 16
Rob Halpern replied to Sherwood Botsford's discussion 'Larix spp as ornamental trees.'
"Western larch is more frost sensitive than its cousins. Early frosts will damage it while other larix species tend to start hardening off in mid-summer"
Mar 16
Rob Halpern replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"Someone needs a dictionary and some classes in political science. Most Fascist nations are capitalists. Many democracies aren't exactly capitalists. Glad you're happy but the business outlook is very uncertain. Will there be a trade war…"
Jan 24
Rob Halpern replied to Julie Barnard's discussion 'Best Dubai Landscapes to Visit'
"I can't vouch for the landscape quality but here is the newest http://blooloop.com/link/etihad-museum-dubai-uae/"
Jan 9
Rob Halpern replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"Actually that is questionable. He is  certainly a sly businessman. But most of his accomplishments depended on cheating and stiffing governments and contractors. But now we are those contractors!"
Dec 20, 2016
Rob Halpern replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
Nov 17, 2016
Rob Halpern replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
Nov 17, 2016
Rob Halpern replied to Greg Byrer's discussion 'Observations? Thoughts?'
"... And then there's the sad attempt at mulching"
Oct 14, 2016
Rob Halpern replied to Greg Byrer's discussion 'Observations? Thoughts?'
"Adding to what has already been posted: far too many b&b plants are coming out of nurseries with poor root systems or having been planted too beep in nursery We must be able to get a look at the root ball at planting in order to correct any…"
Oct 14, 2016
Rob Halpern replied to Rob Halpern's discussion 'North Carolina Stamping Requirements'
"Thanks Robert. After reading Andrew's link I decided to simply contact the Project Manager. This project does require that planting plans be stamped."
Aug 11, 2016

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At 5:05am on January 18, 2013, Melvin Tan said…
Hi rob,
How r u? I havent log in on this site for a long while til prompted by your message. There were many landscape contractors involved with the huge gardens by the bay's proj. I will try get the list for you asap. You cld reach me at my direct email add; pingstudiodesign@gmail.com

Cheers
Melvin
At 6:15am on August 31, 2010, henry cohen said…
Rob
He was an instructor. If you're interested, there will be a Land8 meet and greet in the City. Just look at the events page and all the info is there.
Hope to see you there.
At 5:57am on August 31, 2010, henry cohen said…
Rob
When you where at Uof D, did you know Richard Vogel?
At 10:47am on July 10, 2010, Lori Molitor said…
Hi, rob. I just wanted to tell you that I've enjoyed the insight and professionalism that you've brought to the discussions on this forum!
At 8:29pm on April 2, 2010, henry cohen said…
That's right Rob, We're neighbors, but now I'm on the same side of the river as you.
In the process of setting up an office in Riverdale. Perhaps we might meet sometime and schmooz a bit.
At 1:34pm on April 2, 2010, henry cohen said…
Rob,
Found your site, well done! I've bookmarked it. Will use when I can.
Thanks.
At 10:50am on May 22, 2009, Verena H. Klenske said…
Thank you! I'm also very exited about Leipzig. Have you been to Zurich, the Masoala hall (Vogt Landscape architects)? Thats the next place i wanna visit. Or the Eden project in Cornwall...There are so many places to go to...
I am still looking for a project for my thesis. The one i had got cancelled, it was perfect...designing a tropical greenhouse w/ mainly rare plants but also some animals. But it's hard to find another greenhouse project. So maybe it's gonna be something for Humbolt penguins. But you are right, every animal is special and needs something special and it's perfect to have been a zoo keeper before.
At 8:52am on May 22, 2009, Verena H. Klenske said…
Thank you for that information. I already know zoolex, it's pretty good though. But i am still hoping to find a nice book about what is important when you are planning for animals. or an interesting zoo architecture book. I have a brochure from Dr. Salzert and a nice book from August Künzel and some books for zookeepers. but its not the same like looking for example for "small gardens".
Are you also interested in greenhouses? If you ever go to Europe, you should go in may and visit the Royal Greenhouses Laeken in Bruxelles. They are only open 3 weeks a year but they are amazing. I've just been there because of my thesis and was stunned. it's unbelievable beautiful!
At 8:29am on May 22, 2009, Verena H. Klenske said…
Hi Rob,
i was looking through the forum because i was searching for literature or informations about zoo design, thats how i got to your page and your website. I must say, it really looks like a dreamjob, isn't it?
Have a nice day!
At 10:01pm on April 10, 2009, Melvin Tan said…
hi rob,

it's been a long while and hey it's great to see you here too. thanks for your monthly web updates which i'm still receiving in my zoo email address. congrats for running your own business and wish i had to guts to do the same. wishing you all the best .

mel
 
 
 

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Vine for pergola in S. Cal 9 Replies

I have an outdoor space connected to the house in souther California that receives sun in the late morning to the late afternoon.  I'd like to create shelter by planting a vine on suspended wires forming a pergola over the space which faces…Continue

Started by Paul Minotto in PLANTS & HORTICULTURE. Last reply by Paul Minotto 20 hours ago.

ISA Arborist Exam 4 Replies

Has anyone taken the ISA Arborist Certification exam? If so, do you have any preparation tips to share or reports on what to expect? Thanks.

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