March 25, 2009

Tree Walk: Tree Space Design by Casey Trees

Casey Trees, Washington DC's primary urban forestry nonprofit, has released its Tree Space Design Report, specifically geared towards designers. Other resources for design professionals include Innovative Tree Spaces in DC, Tree Planting Detail, Interactive Maps & Tools, and Lunch and Learn.

Image: Tree Space Design Report, Casey Trees

A photograph does speak a thousand words and the report's illustrations do just that. Soil volume is really critical for healthy and long-term growth. A healthy tree can provide numerous ecological and social benefits over its lifetime.

Given the size of the tree (at maturity) and its required soil volume, there are several tree space designs: (1) Open

Image: Tree Space Design Report, Casey Trees

(2) Covered

Image: Tree Space Design Report, Casey Trees

(3) Partially covered

Image: Tree Space Design Report, Casey Trees

Design #2 and #3 are commonly seen in downtown and commercial areas while design #1 and #2 are more common in residential areas.

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousMay 26, 2012

    nice idea.. thanks for posting.

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