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Planting Design Resources

2018 Planting Design PPN Meeting Recap

Time to Grow Up: The Landscape Architect-Nursery Grower Relationship
While plants are a primary color in the landscape architect’s palette, we often fail to grasp the complex challenges, laborious processes, and good luck it requires to bring healthy nursery stock to the market and ultimately to our projects. At the 2018 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philly, the Planting Design PPN met to discuss the ever-important relationship between the landscape architect and the nursery grower. We heard from four nursery professionals to learn about the realities of nursery production, incoming production shortages, and how to foster a better relationship with your grower.

Guide for Plant Appraisal, 10th Edition

Authored by the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers, the Guide for Plant Appraisal is the professional plant appraiser’s how-to manual for determining size, species, condition, and location factors that influence the value of plants. Not only is it an invaluable source for establishing the valuation of plant casualties, but the guide is also a reference for real estate transactions, insurance purposes, plant condemnation actions, and tree inventories. ASLA is one of the seven member organizations that make up the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers.

Books by ASLA Members

Books on Plants, Trees, and Flowers

Recent ASLA Award-Winning Plant-Focused Projects

Seeding Green Roofs for Greater Biodiversity and Lower Costs

The Ecological Atlas Project

Ecology as the Inspiration for a Presidential Library Park

PHYTO: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design

Weather-Smithing: Assessing the role of vegetation, soil, and adaptive management in urban green infrastructure performance


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