Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JAN 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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forward sustainably designed landscapes that address performance, beauty and functionality for multigenerational and multi-ability people to enjoy for many years to come. "Johnny Carson Park uses green infrastructure on a local level to deliver regional benefits," says AHBE principal and lead designer Evan Mather, FASLA, RLA, SITES AP. "The restoration of the Little Tujunga Wash is an excellent example of our goal at AHBE to use green infrastructure to deliver ecosystem services and give communities access to nature." The park features a California native plant palette. Before the renovation construction began, dozens of sycamore trees succumbed to the polyphagous shot hole borer beetle. AHBE worked closely with the city arborists to find appropriate replacements for the sycamores and other new trees for the park. Above: The playground equipment (Landscape Structures) boasts structures for 2-5 year olds, and for the 5-12 year old children, along with two 'CoolTopper' shades, the 30'x30' 'Pyramid' and the 18' x 18' 'Full Sail'. Left: Lighted, removable 'Annapolis' bollards mark the transition from pathway to bridge. Right: Before the renovation construction began, dozens of sycamore trees succumbed to the polyphagous shot hole borer beetle. AHBE worked closely with the city arborists to find appropriate replacements for the sycamores and other new trees for the park. The new tree plantings are California Buckeye, Ginkgo Biloba, Western Sycamore, 'Freemont' cottonwoods, red oaks and blue elderberry. 38 Landscape Architect and Specifier News

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