I agree that taking the LARE is an expensive and challenging process. However, I feel that the exam should be somewhat rigorous. Public safety and welfare are important aspects of landscape architectural practice. As previously mentioned, the LARE tests for a minimum level of competence. Diluting the content or lowering the exam standards would…[Read more]
For conifers, cut little cones out of household sponges to correct scale and paint (or leave unpainted depending on the sponge/model color). It’s a little labor intensive but inexpensive.