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National Landscape Architecture Month on #Landscapechat w CoronaTools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Apr, 15, 2014 @ 17:04 PM

2014 National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM) is celebrated by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) with the theme of Career Discovery and a focus on underrepresented minorities. The U.S. population will be much more racially and ethnically diverse by 2060, according to projections by the U.S. Census Bureau. NLAM 2014 will spur a countrywide movement, teaching children, young adults, and even teachers just how artfully landscape architects design their world. From community parks to residential design, there’s a field out there for any ambitious student, regardless of their background. 

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The live chat begins Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT, where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscaping peeps each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.  

Join @CoronaTools and #landscapechat guest hosts, @landarchitects PR + Communications Coordinator, Phillip Stamper-Halpin, and @Land8 Director, Andrew Spiering for this week's topic: 2014 National Landscape Architecture Month.

Discussion Overview

There are seven take-aways from this week's #Landscapechat

  • Your Path - ASLA staff redesigned the Career Discovery website. On this beautifully designed, interactive webpage, future landscape architects can take a tour of the profession and watch as OLIN’s Columbus Circle project in New York City goes from design, to construction, to the beautiful public space it is today. 
  • Local Events - From Earth Day celebrations, to lecture series, to walking tours of the city, landscape architects from across the country are going out in their communities to raise awareness and excitement for landscape architecture. Find out what’s happening near you at asla.org/NLAMevents.aspx 
  • Social Media - ASLA has started an extensive social media campaign relating to NLAM, called “30 Days of NLAM” – each day features a new challenge for ASLA’s Facebook and Twitter followers to perform. Join the conversation and see what today’s challenge is by checking out our pages or #NLAM. 
  • Career Discovery Packets - To reinforce the theme of Career Discovery with an emphasis on underrepresented minorities, ASLA has redesigned their middle/high school Career Discovery packets. Focusing on sharp content with a visual design, these new handouts give a succinct overview of the profession while urging students to explore ASLA’s other resources. 
  • NLAM Pledge - Landscape architecture students and professionals alike are taking the NLAM pledge to hand-deliver these new Career Discovery packets into local middle and high schools and informing them about the profession before they get into college. 
  • NBM Programs - Celebrate NLAM at the National Building Museum in DC through two featured events. On April 6th, the World Premiere of Evan Mather’s film From Sea to Shining Sea took more than 100 of local residents on a cross-country tour of the American landscape. On April 23rd, NBM will host a lecture, Reed Hilderbrand and the Legacy of Dan Kiley as part of their Spotlight on Design series. 
  • Tools for Teachers - K-12 teachers seeking ways to bring landscape architecture into the classroom should check out ASLA’s new education hub, Tools for Teachers.  It is loaded with fun, free classroom activities that will inspire lesson plans and start classroom dialogues about landscape architecture. It includes links to all of ASLA’s educational resources. 

Join the Conversation

Don't miss out on this exciting topic as we welcome ASLA and Labd8 to #Landscapechat! Just sign in to Twitter and search for #landscapechat.  Just tweet with using the hashtag and you will be part of the conversation.

If you do miss the chat, you can still access the complete replay on Nurph or on our Storify transcript; both are available 24/7 following the Live Chat, which will include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

If you're considering a carreer in landscape architecture or never considered it but want to learn some great reasons why you should, this is the place to be to learn more and chat live on with the industry leaders on #Landscapechat!

Topics: Landscaping, landscape, urban landscape, #Landscapechat, Corona Tools, ASLA, National Landscape Architect Month, NLAM

Partners in Community Forestry Conference on Treechat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Sep, 09, 2013 @ 16:09 PM

describe the imageThere are a lot of benefits to trees in urban landscapes.  They increase property value, reduce crime, provide shade and reduce energy costs.  With so many benefits, it makes you wonder why we don't have more urban forests that we would all benefit from.  It's just one of the topics that will be discussed at the 2013 Partners in Community Forestry National Conference.

Join @CoronaTools and our guest host, the Arbor Day Foundation, @ArborDay for a great Q&A discussion on the upcoming conference to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, November 6-7, 2103. The live chat begins 9/10/13 at 11AM PST via Twitter, where we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Some of the main discussion points that will be covered during the live chat include;

Conference Overview - Learn about the Partners in Community Forestry coming together to further advance urban forestry

Attending the Conference - A look at who attends and the event each year

Confernce Presentations - Review keynote presentations and topics that will be covered during the conference

Conference Highlights - Among the great presentations and tours on tap, check some of the hightlights in-store for attendees

Event Tweetup - Get the latest info on the special #landscapechat tweetup on 11/6 to bring the event to our community

PCF on Corona Tools If you are actively involved in the developing, planting or maintaing urban trees you should definitely check out this conference.  It's easy to join the conversation on our Twubs treechat.  Even if you aren't on Twitter you can still see the conversation and click on the links and resources.

If you do miss the chat, you can still access the #treechat Storify 24/7 that will be posted following the chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion.

Come share with us on this great topic and look forward to sharing with you on the live chat!



Topics: #treechat, tree care, urban landscape, tweetup, #Landscapechat

Selecting, Planting and Caring for Urban Trees on #treechat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, May, 31, 2013 @ 19:05 PM
corona tools urban tree

When I visited New York City for the first time I remember thinking how much I missed green spaces and trees. Everywhere you looked, with the exception of Central Park, seemed to be void of anything green. Just concrete, asphalt and brick…It made me appreciate the open spaces and green that abounds (in comparison) in Southern California.  How do people live without trees???

Well, I must have missed the forest for the trees since NYC was recently named as one of the 10 Best Cities for Urban Forests among 50 of the most populous cities by American Forests.  Urban trees provide many benefits to the community which is what we will be discussing on the 6/4 #treechat.

Join @CoronaTools and our guest host, GIE Media's Nursery Management, @NurseryMag for a great Q&A discussion on urban trees.  The live chat begins 6/4/13 at 11AM PST via Twitter, where we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Some of the main discussion points that will be covered during the live chat include;

Tree Selection – selecting the right tree for the right spot that will flourish in harsh urban settings

Planting in Urban Settings – helping a tree thrive in a difficult urban setting poses real challenges and begins with proper planting

Urban Tree Care – understanding proper tree care techniques that will help the tree survive in the urban setting

corona tools treechatWe’ll also have time at the end of the discussion for questions with our expert at Nursery Manangement as well as your questions during the live event are always encouraged . If you would like to submit a question before the chat, please leave it in the comments below or tweet it to @Coronatools prior the live chat. 

This is a great opportunity to learn more about urban trees in your community and connect with those out there improving our public spaces, one urban tree at a time.  We hope you will join us however if you do miss the chat, you can still access the #treechat Storify 24/7 that will be posted following the chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion.

Come share with us on this great topic and look forward to sharing with you on the live chat!

Topics: #treechat, tree care, Corona Tools, urban landscape

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