Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUN 2017

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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94 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 1 9 Above: Among the 13 new trees planted at the University of Nevada Reno campus for Arbor Day was this 'Deborah' Norway maple. Arbor Day Tree Planting at U. of Nevada Reno The University of Nevada Reno Arboretum Board and the University Plant Club celebrated Arbor Day (April 28) by planting plant 13 trees (11 species) around and near the Fleishmann Planetarium. The university was recently recertified by Tree Campus USA, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation that helps colleges and universities establish and sustain healthy community forests. The tree species new to the arboretum (plant zone 7a): Autumn Splendor horsechestnut Cucumber magnolia Douglas fir Globe willow Japanese Stewartia Mountain alder Scarlet oak Trident maple 'Mellow Yellow' Weeping Katsura Western red cedar 'Green Giant' The campus offers 28 audiovisual tours of the arboretum www.unr.edu/arboretum/ rods-tree-tours . 10 Parks Participate in Safe Routes to Parks Pilot Program The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) kicked off "Safe Routs to Parks" https:// t i n y u r l . c o m / lxdzcvx in May to demonstrate how local park and rec agencies can use the program to increase safe and equitable access to parks, while promoting walking and bicycling. NRPA is collaborating with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership www.saferoutespartnership. org in this endeavor. Ten parks/agencies are participating in this pilot program. "When kids and families can safely and easily walk or bike to the park, our communities are healthier and more vibrant," said Cass Isidro, executive director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. 55th PCI Design Awards Accepting Entries The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is now accepting entries for its 2018 PCI Design Awards. This long-standing annual awards program recognizes design excellence, innovation, and construction quality using precast concrete. The deadline to submit a project for consideration is September 18, 2017. Visit https://tinyurl.com/kf9rbol for more info.

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