DTAH has partnered with the Urban Forest Research & Ecological Disturbance (UFRED) Group at Ryerson University to study how de-icing salt affects urban tree performance in soil cell technology. Using Queens Quay Boulevard as a case study, this project will continue the tree mortality investigation that the UFRED Group at Ryerson & DTAH initiated in 2015 for Bloor Street in Toronto and will help advance the design, planting, and maintenance practices related to street trees growing in soil cells.

The project has been granted funding through the Voucher for Innovation and Productivity administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science. DTAH is excited to support research that will promote the importance of large tree canopies in urban environments, further best practices for urban tree planting, and continue the firm’s commitment to resilient landscapes and design excellence by implementing the results in all future projects. 

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