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SMALL / MEDIUM PLANTS

SMALL TREES Typical Dimensions: Varies. Small trees range from 3 ft. to 15 ft. tall, within various sized pots. Estimated Cost: May be available via donation / borrowing for short-term demonstration projects. Real cost depends on species, but ranges from $50 - $200. Overview: Great option for short-term beautification and shade protection.

Typical Dimensions: Varies. Minimum desired height typically 18 in. high. Estimated Cost: May be available via donation / borrowing for short-term demonstration projects. $10 - $40 per plant. Overview: Small / medium plants can be borrowed or purchased, and used as a greening or barrier element.

F Demo (1 day - month) F Pilot (1 month - 1 year) F Interim (1 - 5 years)

F Demo (1 day - 1 month) F Pilot (1 month - 1 year) F Interim (1 - 5 years)

Recommended Applications and Installation ɖCurb ɖ Extensions / Plazas: Place where shade or visual barrier is desired, near other street furniture wherever possible. Tight spacing of trees and plants will give more lush appearance, and create a more intimate enclosure. ɖRoundabout: ɖ May be used within center of roundabout to add visual beauty and enhance traffic calming effects. ɖActivated ɖ Alleys: Place trees around perimeter of alley to enhance greening and beautify the space.

Recommended Applications and Installation ɖBikeways: ɖ Place along edge of bike lane every 10 ft. to create protective barrier. ɖPedestrian ɖ Crossings: May be used as landscaping for a median island. Align plants with the perimeter as a barrier element and / or cluster to center to provide lush island. Make sure not to obstruct clear accessible path. ɖCurb ɖ Extensions / Plazas: Place along edge of curb extension area, or around parklet or plaza. Tighter spacing of plants will give more lush appearance, and create a more intimate enclosure. ɖRoundabout: ɖ May be used within center of roundabout area to add visual beauty and enhance traffic calming effects.

Tips and Considerations »» Anchor trees during short-term demonstration projects, to prevent them from blowing over in windy conditions. »» For demonstration projects, burlap-wrapped trees can be placed within planters to stabilize them and improve aesthetics. »» Use in a planter as a street tree, especially for block-long curb extensions. »» Make sure you have a maintenance / stewardship partner for pilot or interim design projects. Potential Sources »» Rent or borrow from plant nursery - offer event sponsorship to sweeten the donation deal! »» Purchase from gardening supply store or nursery.

Tips and Considerations »» Can be delicate, be careful during transport and provide water for multi-day demonstration projects. »» Use in a planter as a street tree, especially for block-long curb extensions. »» If purchasing from a large chain retailer (such as Home Depot) look for discounted or sale plants – these may be available for less than $10 each. Potential Sources »» Rent or borrow from plant nursery - offer event sponsorship to sweeten the donation deal! »» Purchase from gardening supply store or nursery. MATERIALS PALETTE · Landscaping Elements · 69

Tactical Urbanist's Guide to Materials and Design v.1.0  

The only materials and design guidance for Tactical Urbanist demonstration, pilot, and interim design projects. Funded by the James L. Knigh...

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