If you see it here we did it. We are not photographers so just know that the examples you see are even better in person. The methods work in yards and forest.

  • Forest Beautification.  What is it? (Class A)

This describes a process where we show respect to the way various trees grow together.  We understand the method a natural forest uses to create an area where each tree has individual beauty and collective harmony.  I have coined the following terms to communicate my vision and process.
We begin with the end in mind. Then, 1) Create an Invitation 2) Start at a Viewing Point. 3) Protect privacy and control the eye by Layering the View. 4) Facilitate focus using “White Spacing” We create just enough space between the trees for them to flourish, but not so much that they look bare.  We also create space between the upper and lower canopies. An example would be a Dogwood and the way the low growing canopy can harmonize with a taller Pine or Oak tree. This mild separation results in a very natural appealing and inviting view into your trees.  Our clients say that it’s a way “to see the forest and the trees.” Lastly 5) We tie it all together with the Principle of Discovery.  This deliberate approach makes a yard look different from alternate angles or viewing points.  The net effect is that the yard typically looks larger and much more interesting.

Below are subcategories of the same type of work. Some may read like a repeat of the above.

  • Forest Beautification (Class C)

This describes a process where we show respect to the way various trees grow together.  We will save as many nice trees as we can.  We will do some selective thinning of smaller trees as we see the need while keeping the cost in mind. This mild separation results in a very natural appealing and inviting view into your trees.  Our clients say that it’s a way “to see the forest and the trees.”

Notice how the branch caresses the Azaleas

Gentle spacing between plants and trees. Notice how the branch caresses the Azaleas and provides a little screening from the street.

An invitation to explore the trees and trails

Experience the trails

  • Forest Beautification for General Trees in specific area of yard

This describes a process where we show respect to the way various trees grow together.   This mild separation results in a very natural appealing and inviting view into your trees.  Our clients say that it’s a way “to see the forest and the trees.

  • Forest Beautification Transition Area

This is a simple thinning of small trees around the perimeter of the area specified to neaten up the edge of the forest.

  • Forest Design Plan

Will meet to discuss the plan and mark with paint the areas to be improved. The markings will be color-coded. We suggest you photograph the areas after they have been laid out and marked and keep them on file.