Yearly Archives: 2019

Soundscaping, the acoustics of landscaping

The crunching of gravel, the rustling of palms in the wind, the early morning chirping of birds and sound of falling water all contribute to the soundscape of a garden. Noise pollution can be a massive issue in buzzing metropolises. Landscape architects often rely on vegetation to absorb the effects of noise pollution by planting…
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Tree of the year for 2019 is Sclerocarya birrea; Maroela

Tree of the year for 2019 is Sclerocarya birrea; Maroela tree, an iconic African symbol. Found in numbers in the warmer parts of southern Africa and further north . Historically this tree was brought south by the bantu tribes as they migrated down the eastern parts of Africa. It has spiritual as well as nutritional…
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