Help us celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month in New Mexico by posting your favorite landscapes to Instagram by using the post card "This is Landscape Architecture" and tag #WLAM2017 and #nmasla.
Think Trees: An Urban Tree Care Conference.
2017 Conference Schedule Featuring: Dr. John Ball, Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Dr. Richard Hauer, and many Southwest tree and turf care experts!
$150 Early Bird Registration deadline - January 9, 2017
Contact: John Garlisch, 505-243-1386, firstname.lastname@example.org
Click to register: http://www.thinktreesnm.org/
Come listen to many amazing speakers including Wes Jackson from The Land Institute. Early bird registration extended to August 22nd. More info here:
Learn how design professionals use social media.
Understand the influence of social media on your clients.
Hands-on presentation by Jill Brown, ASLA
Outdoor patio at Gardunos Hotel Albuquerque.
Join the experience in Santa Fe from June 21 to 23, 2016 for a three-day
symposium. Learn from our nation’s leading experts about how to preserve the built
environment within national and state parks. Understand the role that materials
played in the development of these unique sites. Study sites from early rustic, CCC,
WPA, NPS Mission 66 campaign, and beyond.
Topics will include:
• historical perspectives,
• preservation issues,
• use of technology,
• adaptive reuse, and
• interpretation of NPS designed features, among others.
Plan to be part of this symposium today! To view the program, click here.
Join NMASLA and NM Complete Streets Leadership Team for the MULTI-MODAL EXPERIENCE 2016!!! On Earth Day, April 22nd, this event returns to Albuquerque with education sessions and a multi-modal tour.
The morning will feature presentations on recent projects, policies and initiatives. Join us in the afternoon for a whirlwind tour by bike, train, bus and foot. Join us to discover the future of transportation in Albuquerque and what YOU can do to make it a reality. Continuing Education credits provided! Tour space is limited!! More information coming soon!!!
The tour will end at Civic Plaza for an Earth Day celebration and beer garden hosted by Downtown ABQ MainStreet.
Photo exhibition at SAAP investigating the ground plane and the sky using the iPhone as a tool for landscape literacy.
Katya Crawford, Associate Professor, UNM School of Architecture + Planning
Phoebe Lickwar, Assistant Professor, UARK Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design
This collection of three-hundred looking down images represents a particular method of seeing and understanding the ground plane. Walking allows the photographer to navigate constructed spaces slowly and with intention. With intention, the critical eye supplants the distracted gaze. With each moment of pause a world of materiality, composition, color, microclimates and habitat unfold, bringing with it accumulated knowledge about the complex built and natural systems in which we live. This work joins the conversation started by activists (The Situationists), artists (Richard Long) and landscape architects (Vogt Landscape Architects) to employ walking as method of knowing and reinterpreting our environments from a critical perspective, bringing it into the twenty-first century through the lens of the iPhone.
The sky images reflect a meditation on what lies above, on the expanse of sky that dwarfs our diminutive stature. The simple act of tipping one’s head towards the sky implies reflection, rumination and reverie. The camera brings the contemplation into focus and provides a scaffold for deeper understanding of time and place.
There is an old saying: “The more things change, the more they stay the same”. At the 2012 conference, we looked ahead at the effects of climate change and global warming on tree care – the change. This year we are focusing on the part that stays the same – updating the basics of tree care. What new information do we have about planting? How can we think about tree environments and irrigation needs in arid climates? What do we really know about alternative pesticides, or about how the chemicals we use affect our landscape plants? What factors influence pest and disease issues, and what treatment options do we have? How do we rig in and work in large trees safely?
Join us as we delve into these and other interesting topics. Plan on taking your ISA certification test, or the new nursery certification offered by the New Mexico Chapter of the Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association. Get your Pesticide Applicator CEU credits and your ISA Certified Arborist CEU credits. Learn really good stuff from interesting and smart presenters!
Click here for more info and to register.
Scholarships are available. Deadline to apply is January 15th. Click here for more info.
The annual NM State Forestry Re-Leaf Workshop will be on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6. Although we hold the workshop for Re-Leaf applicants, we welcome any other communities who may have staff or volunteers that would like to get training on basic tree planting, maintenance, and irrigation. This is a very hands-on, interactive class, and will be taught by two pros – Joran Viers from the City of Albuquerque, and Jeff Clark from St. John’s College.
The training will be held in Albuquerque, at the Bernalillo County Extension Offices. The agenda and map are attached. Please feel free to share with anyone you think may be interested. An RSVP is requested if you plan to attend any or all of the sessions – my e-mail is on the agenda.
Thanks, and hope to see you there!
Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager
NM State Forestry
(505) 629-6643 cell