Find Shade in LA

LA Times. June 24, 2020. By Lisa Boone: Trees can solve so many problems.

On the hottest of summer days, their evergreen canopies cool our homes and streets and shelter us from ultraviolet rays.

Anyone who has gotten lost in the intricate details of an ancient African Cape chestnut tree in Elysian Park or the thick bark of a coast live oak in La Cañada Flintridge knows they are magical too.

Sustainable Landscaping

HomeGreenHome Podcast. June 8, 2020. Hosted by Izumi Tanaka: Cassy Aoyagi is a LEED accredited practitioner, a board member of the USGBCLA and president of FormLA Landscaping, a full-service design+build and maintenance firm. She believes LA’s authentic, native beauty can save LA – from drought, fire, flooding and slides, all while improving our health and economic resilience.

“Planting a native garden has endless upward spiral of benefits to homes, schools, communities and environment.“

Try Succession Planning June 30, 2020. By Jennifer Kelly Geddes: Want your new vegetable garden to survive—and even thrive? You might need to start thinking hard about succession. And no, we’re not talking about corporate dynasties, or even the buzzy show on HBO. We’re talking about giving your sprouts room to grow.