Urban Ecos offers consulting services to landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning, and engineering firms who wish to increase the environmental sustainability of their designs. With a background in landscape architecture and urban ecology, we speak the language of both design and science. Our experience includes:

  • Guidance to developers of a neighborhood-scale development on ways to maximize the environmental contributions of trees through strategic planting.
  • Working with a local middle school to plant trees to conserve energy.
  • A number of publications aimed at the intersection of design and ecology.

 Projects, papers, and presentations related to design consultation

For Tree San Diego
High Speed Rail GHG Offsets
TreeMapLA
San Diego Tree Map
Video: Writing a Great Grant Application
Interview: Tree Inventory of the Future
Technology Tools for Making Sense of Your Inventory
Urban Tree Key
California EnerTrees
Audio: Calculating GHG Benefits of Trees
Marin's Urban Forest: A Guide for Stakeholders
Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course Assessment
Ecosystem Services of the Existing and Proposed Trees of the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course
San Jose Middle School Tree Planting
EarthWatch's Urban Forest Expedition
UC San Diego Campus Forest Analysis
Community Tree Guides
Ecosystem services and environmental benefits of the UC San Diego Campus Forest
Sacramento's Park Neighborhoods: Roots of the Past and Lessons for the Future