100-Year Comprehensive Tree Strategy

2013 ASLA Honor Award Winner in Analysis and Planning

Collaborating with internationally recognized tree and soil experts, this body of work synthesizes detailed tree surveys, soil analysis, historical research, and tree growth and decline projections to formulate a 100-year canopy tree design and management strategy for an urban park.

The Moore Square Comprehensive Tree Strategy (MSCTS) ensures that the long-term preservation and enhancement of the existing Oak Grove drives future design efforts, developing the Master Plan through a thoughtful and responsible framework that looks to sustain and improve one of Raleigh’s most important civic treasures. This study offers insight and recommendations to ensure the proposed improvements will live up to their promise. In addition to the analysis of existing conditions, this study has produced rigorous l00-year growth and decline projections for the existing and proposed canopy trees that synthesize the Master Plan with the MSCTS. This modeling has led to a canopy management strategy that is innovative in its scope and comprehensive in its recommendations. This body of work is intended to help fulfill the commitment to the long-term vitality of the Grove and the improvement of the Square as a social space for the children and grandchildren of the City of Oaks.

 

The analysis conducted for this report was awarded a 2013 National ASLA Honor Award in Analysis and Planning. For viewing the full report that was submitted to the City of Raleigh please visit their website.

Location

Raleigh, North Carolina

 

Size

4 acres

 

Type

Public Park/ Urban Forestry Research and Projection

 

Design Team

Counts Studio, Lead Designer and Prime Consultant

Urban Trees + Soils, Tree and Soils Consultant

Bartlett Tree Experts (Raleigh,NC), Arborist

Counts Studio 100 Year Comprehensive Tree Strategy Soil Testing and Analysis
Counts Studio 100 Year Comprehensive Tree Strategy Existing Soil Profiles
Counts Studio 100 Year Comprehensive Tree Strategy Plan Diagrams of Existing Canopies and Path Conflicts
Counts Studio 100 Year Comprehensive Tree Strategy 100 Year Projection Diagrams of Existing Trees
Counts Studio 100 Year Comprehensive Tree Strategy Tree and Trunk Protection Area Section and Plan Diagrams
Counts Studio 100 Year Comprehensive Tree Strategy Existing Tree Detailed Information Plan
Counts Studio 100 Year Comprehensive Tree Strategy Existing and Proposed Plan Diagrams
Counts Studio 100 Year Comprehensive Tree Strategy Axon of Existing Problem Zones and Conflict Areas
Counts Studio 100 Year Comprehensive Tree Strategy Proposed Paving Strategy for Tree Protection
Counts Studio 100 Year Comprehensive Tree Strategy Growth Ring Diagram
Counts Studio 100 Year Comprehensive Tree Strategy 100-Year Projection Diagrams in Color
Counts Studio 100 Year Comprehensive Tree Strategy Composite Plan Diagram
Counts Studio 100 Year Tree Strategy Section perspective drawing of elevated path strategy for tree protection of existing canopy trees.