Case Studies

Project Details

Project Partners: Strathcona County, Kiley Marchuk

  • Outplantings were installed in upland riparian habitat, inundated shorelines, and novel island ecosystems
  • Wide range of stock conditions included live stakes, bare root plugs, potted stock, and native grass seed
  • 30,000 m2 of land naturalized in conventional terrestrial and aquatic habitats, and recently created island ecosystems create through geotechnical failure.
  • Multiple treatments of Liquified Compost Extract (LCE) to ameliorate low nutrient, compact soil, and increase success of early plant establishment.

Project Details

Project Partners: Strathcona County, Kiley Marchuk

  • Outplantings were installed in upland riparian habitat, inundated shorelines, and novel island ecosystems
  • Wide range of stock conditions included live stakes, bare root plugs, potted stock, and native grass seed
  • 30,000 m2 of land naturalized in conventional terrestrial and aquatic habitats, and recently created island ecosystems create through geotechnical failure.
  • Multiple treatments of Liquified Compost Extract (LCE) to ameliorate low nutrient, compact soil, and increase success of early plant establishment.

Project Details

Project Partners: City of Toronto

  • Contracted by City of Toronto to increase green infrastructure and implement large boulevard trees throughout Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  • Over 5,000 large street trees installed annually
  • Installed materials range from 30mm-60mm caliper stock, transported and transferred by crane, and finished by hand
  • All stock installed are native tree species to the region of implementation, sourced from local nurseries (<100kms)
  • Installations continue to contribute to reduction in stormwater runoff, improvement in air quality, and an increasing tree canopy within the GTA

 

Project Details

Project Partners – City of North Vancouver, Wayne Turner

  • Major revitalization of ravine park area including trail restoration, footbridge & stair construction, ravine outfall construction, biofiltration swale construction, major drainage works
  • Construction of 17 separate stair & landing structures leading to ravine bottom trails
  • Extensive sediment & erosion control features on steep wooded slopes, including outfall relocation, slope stabilization using native species, and excavator boulder placement

Project Details

Project Partners: MATCON, City of Vancouver

  • Supply and installation of custom blended growing medium for wetland ponds and for upland riparian areas (900m3)
  • Supply, installation, maintenance and removal of 3,000 m2 of browse protection (ducks/geese)
  • Supply and installation of over 40,000 wetland plants and 1,500 upland riparian trees and shrubs
  • Construction of viewing decks and interpretive signage

Project Details

Project Partners – Stantec, Kevin Fergin

  • Supply and Construction of 800m2 green gabion wall
  • Placement and compaction of structural backfill and competent native material to 90% SPD (6,500 Tonnes)
  • Site survey and elevation controls on 150 metre long/5 metre high wall
  • Extensive site grading and dewatering to maintain quality specifications during construction

Project Details

Project Partners – Kiewit Construction & Engineering, Cristina Valentinuzzi

  • Landscape restoration and ecosystem revitalization along 100km of the Sea-to-Sky (Highway 99) between Vancouver and Whistler, BC.
  • Supply & installation of over 10,000 m3 of custom blended soils, and over 100,000 mixed native plants, for both roadside landscape and riparian habitat compensation
  • Consultation and review of adaptations to preliminary design with owners to assure satisfaction of terms of reference
  • Excavation, compact loaders, truck and crane, and hand digging methods were used to complete works

Project Details

Project Partners – EBA Engineering, Derek Yin

  • Roadside reclamation of borrow pits, using native plants species, for upgrades along Alberta highway 43
  • Supply & installation of over 2700 outplantings of native grass, shrub, and tree species for lotic riparian habitat and upland forest environments.
  • Works used truck and trailer transportation, all terrain vehicle (ATV) stock placement, PC 130 excavator and hand dig methods to complete installation
  • All stock installed were locally sourced to ensure seed provenance (<50kms from site), and were native species in region of implementation

Project Details

Project Partners: City of Vancouver

  • City of Vancouver cycling route upgrades included installation of portable planter boxes, and appropriate vegetation, throughout the core of downtown Vancouver to aid cyclist safety along common routes. 
  • Custom soil blend placed in over 250 planters, and over 2000 plants installed
  • Mixed vegetation types installed included evergreen groundcover, sedges and sedums: Buxus sempervirens, Liriope muscari, Carex morrowii, Sedum spp
  • All plant materials sourced from local nurseries (<50kms)

Project Details

Project Partners: Kiewit, Hatfield Consulting, Triton Environmental

  • Multi-site construction and implementation of Fraser River riparian habitat. Installation of terrestrial and aquatic outplantings along tributary interface, incorporating naturalized Coarse Woody Debris (CWD) avian wildlife features.
  • Over 11,000m2 of terrestrial and aquatic habitat restored; 8785 m2 terrestrial habitat and 2291m2 aquatic habitat
  • Habitat construction used imported topsoil blend (+20,000 m3) to construct appropriate planting medium.  Installation of large vertical CWD snags were installed intermittently with excavators to augment avian habitat along shoreline.

Project Details

Project Partners: Stantec, Kinder Morgan, City of Abbotsford 

  • Supplied invasive plant control and removal, installation of potted native vegetation, installation of Coarse Woody Debris (CWD) habitat features, and construction of protective split rail fencing surrounding compensation area.
  • Over 1600 outplantings installed with CWD to extend natural buffer along McKay Creek.  Over 2000m2 of forest edge enhancement completed
  • Mechanized invasive species removal and grubbing was completed by excavator allowing precision rhizome control and disposal.  All planting and maintenance work completed by hand to ensure safe handling during vegetation installation; potted plants, mulch, irrigation, pruning.

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