Historic Preservation Newsletter, Fall 2008
Letters from the Co-Chairs
Thank You From the Outgoing Co Chair,  We’ve had another year of active work, including on going HALS work, Lobby Day for funding HALS in the federal budget, this newsletter, and a planned session during the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
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A Note from your Newsletter Editor
This issue we focus on Historic Trees. As many of you already know, these behemoths elicit strong protective emotions within local communities (with the exception, perhaps, of traffic engineers). Historic trees serve as a touch point with the past and
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The Jack London Oak
It was in 1994 that PGAdesign, a landscape architecture firm in Oakland, California, requested a meeting with Oakland’s key city staffers and a consulting arborist to discuss recommendations that the company had been hired to prepare. What was the focus
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Cracked or What
I love watching TV or movies these days when the tech guy zooms in on some satellite view, fuzzy and mottled, then is asked to clarify the image by the protagonist. Bingo, one touch and the license plate, shoe size,
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The Edison Banyan
Insert Image 1 before text (fullpage). Caption Image courtesy David J. Driapsa Thomas Edison planted a four inch diameter sapling, Ficus bengalensis, on the grounds of his Fort Myers, Florida winter estate in 1925. The tree, collected in India,
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Heritage Trees in Wilcox Park, Westerly, Rhode Island
Wilcox Park is a 15 acre park located in the center of the small coastal town of Westerly, Rhode Island. In 1898, Harriet Wilcox donated a 7 acre estate and funds to establish Wilcox Park as a memorial to her
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A short list of new books on Amazon
The Olmsted National Historic Site and the Growth of Historic Landscape Preservation, by David Grayson Allen. Northeastern, November 2007. From Editorial Reviews Product Description “David Grayson Allen chronicles the creation and development of the Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline,
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Recommended Web Reads
“Guidelines for Developing and Evaluating Tree Ordinances,” by T. J. Swiecki and E. A. Bernhardt (2001). In addition to his research on Sudden Oak Death in California, Ted Swiecki has been sharing his expertise in the development of tree ordinances.
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CONTENTS


Letters from the Co-Chairs
A Note from your Newsletter Editor
The Jack London Oak
Cracked or What
The Edison Banyan
Heritage Trees in Wilcox Park, Westerly, Rhode Island
A short list of new books on Amazon
Recommended Web Reads
 

 

Andrew Kohr, ASLA, Chair
(678) 689-2377
adkohr@gmail.com

Earen Hummel, ASLA, Vice Chair
(970) 484-6073
ehummel@bellefontainecemetery.org  

Tina Bishop, ASLA, Chair-Elect
(303) 477-5244
tina@mundusbishop.com

David Driapsa, ASLA, HALS Coordinator
(239) 591-2321
agarden@naples.net