SUN-B07: Myths, Truths, Misconceptions: Knowledge of Trees and Soils for Evidence-based Practice
Landscape architects support “evidence-based” practice, but how often do designs, details, and specifications ignore current science or fail to follow best practices? This session will explore some of the myths and misconceptions of trees and planting soils and how research can find its way into practice.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Understand the 10 most common myths misconceptions in designing trees and soil in the urban landscape. 2. Learn the correct practice response related to each myth and how they create new “best practice”. 3. Learn the progression of different levels of scientific findings, their relative validity, and best practices that support different approaches to trees and soils. 4. Hear lessons learned when a practitioner goes against the grain of accepted practice to fight for a different way of designing trees and soils.
Paul B.. Josey, ASLA
American Society of Landscape Architects
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