Capital Trees is launching a blog on the sustainable management of public landscapes.  The blog will include familiar topics previously found in our news section such as plant of the month. We will move all our news announcements including newsletter archives to a NEWS link.  There you will be able to keep up with our ongoing projects and programs. 

This new blog will provide regular posts highlighting different elements of sustainably managing public landscapes including:

  • Garden features (plants, pollinators, etc)
  • Sustainable Management For Public Landscapes
  • Project History and Updates (learn with us)
  • Guest writers

Blog contributors include Anna Aquino, Shelly Barrick Parsons, Kevin Finto, and Lisa Trapp along with guest writers.  Anna Aquino and her expertise on Sustainable Management will be introduced on May 18 by Kevin Finto.  Lisa Trapp will continue to share her expertise with the featured pollinators and plants.  

Capital Trees’ work to date has been in building public landscapes that transform neglected spaces and remediate environmental concerns like polluted stormwater, flash flooding, urban heat islands, and invasive species.  As we continue to build transformative projects, we are also committed to adopting management practices that match our values for building the landscapes.  We create and manage public landscapes to remain beautiful places to find respite in nature in the urban environment and with practices that contribute to improving the environment.  This blog will share what we are learning, practicing, and observing. 

This blog will share theory and practice, trial and error, successes and learnings.  We hope for this blog to be a place for the community to learn and converse together about the best way to care for urban public landscapes.  We anticipate this to be a lively discussion and hope as the blog grows to revisit posts to share what we have learned and any adaptations we have made.  We invite contributions from others working in the management of public landscapes to contribute about their sustainable management practices.  We hope there will be connections to practices that will work in both public and private landscapes. Join us as we journey in learning.


Author: Shelly Barrick Parsons

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