Whether dead or alive trees are an important resource that we at DLG aim to work with whenever possible. As architects we are an important catalyst in promoting their use in both states and can potentially make a substantial contribution to minimising global warming and the future impact of climate change.
Whilst alive they are wonderful assets to any scheme and their contribution should never be underestimated. At the outset of any project with the help of arboriculturalist’s and landscape architects we look to retain all viable trees. After all they offer so much; solar shade, cooling, capture of pollution, reduce land erosion & flooding, biodiversity, wellbeing and of course carbon sequestration. Visitors, staff students and the local community at DLG’s Ashville College in Harrogate have benefited from this approach during the recent provision of car parking. Through careful substrate specification and layout design over 100 car parking spaces have been sensitively provided within some prominent existing mature woodland.