by Eliana Brown, RORG Director I’m sure many of you have the seen the sign at the Red Oak Rain Garden letting you know that a new boardwalk/bridge was coming in Spring 2020 and, perhaps, you’re probably wondering where it is. A combination of the spread and mitigation of COVID-19 and other extenuating circumstances hasContinue reading “Construction Update: Phase III, the bridge”
By Tony Heath, Project Engineer Oh, how do you measure a tree? If you’re feeling poetic, you might count the hours spent reclining in its shade or ask how many birds call its branches home. An urban planner might ask how the tree improves neighborhood outcomes, while a engineer might ask how much water itContinue reading “How Do You Measure a Tree”
By Carl Carman, Guest Blogger/Ex-officio RORG Team collaborator/Volunteer The Red Oak Rain Garden (RORG) team planted approximately 9,000 plants and recorded the species, number, and geospatial location of each plant. Given the plethora of plants, the team thought it might be cool to estimate the environmental impact of the garden in the context of terrestrialContinue reading “Estimating Impact: Carbon Sequestration”
by Layne Knoche, Landscape Designer Last fall, the RORG team and nearly 100 volunteers successfully installed about 9,000 native plants at the rain garden. While this monumental feat sounds like a lot, it might not look like a lot to many folks accustomed to HGTV quick transformations. That is, it might not look like muchContinue reading “When Will RORG Look Like an HGTV Garden?”
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