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    I agree with Ernst – Laburnum x species. The smoothness of the bark and irregularities of the branch form is certainly a feature of Laburnum. 

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    I can’t answer any of your questions Tom, but I’ve noticed a reduction in numbers of positions being advertised by recruitment firms especially in europe and the middle east. A survey of these business’s may be one means to establishing a clearer picture and they should be able to give you a percentage figure from the last 5 years which I guess is what you’re after.

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    No

    #176393

    Edward Gates
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    Hi Gabriel,

    My apologies for not replying sooner.

    Thank you for your reply and as I said to Sean I think there are a lot of opportunities as the world gets smaller and access to information is readily available.

    I understand Grant lectured at Lincoln University recently. Lincoln is on the outskirts of Christchurch. I’m more familier with his book ‘Landscape Graphics’ produced several years ago. I believe he lectured at Ft Collins?

    I’m reasonably familiar with Colorado as I lived and worked in Denver and Winter Park in 1986, 1988 and 1994, the latter for only a few weeks. It’s a beautiful State.

    With regards to contact details my own email address is edgates65@hotmail.com and my work address is ed@chrisglasson.co.nz. I am putting together an interim website of the type of work we do here which all going well should be up and running by the end of the week.

    The senior partner of the firm is currently at the ASLA conference and is due back this weekend. In the meantime I’ll stay in touch and let you know whats happening.

    Kind regards

    Ed

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    Hi Sean,

    Thank you and Gabriel for your offer of assistance regarding contacts.

    At the moment I’m putting together a temporary website of the business which will show the type of projects we do and other aspects of the business. It should be completed by the end of the week.

    Historiclly the firm started out as a planning and design practice and built a reputation for this type of project work. Over the years however due to changes in national policy relating to land stewardship the business has gradually increased its profile in the field of landscape assessment, reports, presentations and providing expert evidence at court hearings which has perpetuated its-self to the point where the amount of design work we get has decreased significantly over the last two years.

    From a business perspective assessment work is a reasonably lucrative market and one that can continue to be sustained given our expertise however as landscape architects more interested in design and planning we consider this type of work to more fulfilling and overseas markets to be more attractive and hence the push overseas.

    With regards to a new venture do you have anything specific in mind?

    Kind regards

    Ed Gates

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    Edward Gates
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    Hi Lisa,

    Thank you for your reply.

    The firm is called CGLA and we don’t have a website – yet. At this stage I am putting together an interim one which has a variety of projects on it.

    We haven’t worked in the US before but have worked with Patrick Curren of SWA on a competition entry in Christchurch and remain in contact.

    I think the venture will be a challenge however the possibilities are endless.

    Regards

    Ed

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