Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2013

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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Farmville (Continued from page 62) Left: Signage along Main Street matches the style of the entrance arch and leads pedestrians down an alley to the farmers' market. Plantings Plantings have been a minimal but complementary component of the master plan. Most small towns, and even larger cities, often lack maintenance funding. With this in mind, native species were planted whenever possible. Street trees are often a controversial feature in any streetscape projects, but Farmville was supportive of including trees along Main Street. Plantings also extended into adjacent plazas and pocket parks. The tree selection included a variety of maples, dogwoods, hornbeams, gingkos, Japanese Zelkova and Japanese tree lilacs. Custom designed planters featuring Farmville's new logo line the streets at select locations. Town horticulturalist David Fowlkes maintains the planters with seasonal flowers. Farmville is progressive in its thinking and eager to take action to better prepare for future growth. Farmville's maintenance crews and staff not only assisted during project construction, but have also absorbed the care of the project area into their daily jobs. Robin Atkins and Bill Caldwell deserve a tremendous pat on the back for their efforts. HDLA is appreciative and proud to have played a role in Farmville's continued successes. The town is now evaluating the idea of a river walk along the Appomattox River just behind Main Street. Information Request # 628 92 Landscape Architect and Specifier News

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