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We’re all over the map this week: goats, pet food, World War I-era trees and an in-depth look at how Americans self-identify as middle class.
- A cool video history of Ariens.
- First: There’s a Congressional cemetery. Second: They use goats to maintain it.
- Liberty Oaks.
- Trade secrets from Clay Mathile.
- Data-driven insight into the middle class.
- A state-by-state guide to irrigation certification regulations.
- Above: The most amazing thing about trees.
So much good stuff this week, it was hard to pick. But I have to say my favorite is the above video, which illustrates exactly how an engineer’s mind differs from the rest of ours. What would happen if we took that racing bike and put it inside that riding mower? To the shop!
- Another reason to fear ants: They’ve formed a colony as big as the world and (Eds: will likely soon) become self aware.
- Eye candy: The insides of golf balls.
- L.A. expands turf buy-back program.
- Do you have a Bobby?
- For the designers: Very cool moveable fractal garden.
- Above: Are crash helmets and road rash guards part of your crew uniforms yet?
Big week this week. Lots of cool stuff on new turf research, end-of-year plans and why your truck is now the most-stolen vehicle in America.
- Research on how the urban forest cleans the air we breathe.
- Related: A worthwhile tree cause.
- Sharing water savings.
- When your boat is sinking.
- A to-do list for the rest of the year. (via Marty)
- F-250s are now the most-stolen vehicle. Lock up those pick-ups.
- Post-LCO business model.
- Above: Cool stuff from iTurfAppsLive.
Lots of good stuff this week: marketing, tree climbing and detention pond tips. See you Monday.
Lots of cool turf news this week, some more brain-twisting than others. Also: Why you should keep your tailgate up. Have a good week.
- Home sales are at their highest level in three years.
- 400-year-old frozen plant brought back to life. Thanks, science! (via NYBG)
- Go deeper: Your cousin, the blade of grass.
- Positive turfgass news from EPA.
- Truck aerodynamics info from GM.
- Related: Mythbusters on the enternal tailgate up-or-down debate.
- Above: The Detroit Mower Gang. Another reason the Motor City is full of badasses.
Here’s your round-up for the week. Have a good weekend, and remember why we’ve got Monday off.
- Thoughts from Square on why small businesses need to think like big ones. (via Roger Phelps)
- Next week is Hurricane Awareness Week. Get ready.
- Related: How to get federal disaster relief funds for your business.
- IPM water quality protection guide.
- Aging in place: How to target the growing senior citizen market.
- Cool sustainabile landscape program from ISC-Audubon.
- Above: A mower at Stonehenge.
Here’s my weekly digest of cool stuff. Lots of trees and insects. The weather’s great here in Ohio and crews have been slammed. Stay safe this weekend and enjoy it!
- U.S. scientists still unsure about cause of Colony Collapse Disorder.
- Related: Europe ignores science, bans neonicitinoids anyway.
- Bad news borers: an update on EAB and its recalcitrant cousins.
- Planting ancient trees.
- Book: “New York City of Trees.”
- Above: The first cut of the season at my place. Share your own glamour shots here.
Some very cool stuff this week: New research examines the health benefits of green space, a big western city is raising water rates because people are saving too much water and Pittsburgh reinvents itself from a black smudge of steel factories to a champion of sustainability. There’s hope for us all.
See you next week.
- ASLA Guide to Washington’s great landscapes was nominated for a Webby. Vote here.
- Portland is raising its water rates to keep pace with lagging demand.
- The outside Rx.
- Related: New study further shows health benefits of green space.
- 6 of the coolest trees in America.
- How to choose a board for your business.
- Above: Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory opens the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at the “greenest building on Earth.”
I’ve got a wide-ranging list of links for you this week, including advice on how to prepare for Obamacare, insight on the booming (again) housing market and, for you botany nerds, a list of terrible names for wild pansies. Enjoy!
This week I’ve got a lot of cool forest stuff for you, as well as the latest research on America’s Hispanic population and a neat case study on water savings. Needless to say, it’s a grab bag. Have a great weekend!