Sunday, April 5, 2009

Trees, parks central to downtown plan; Baton Rouge, LA; 03/31/09

Downtown plan urges trees, parks 2TheAdvocate - Baton Rouge,LA,USA
Consultant Doug Reed, of landscape architecture firm Reed Hildebrand, talked about how cities, notably Charleston, S.C., have used tree canopies to make their streetscapes more pleasant. With the proper techniques, trees can live as long as 50 years in an urban environment, though he pointed out this will take money.

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