The Madison County Housing Authority provides affordable housing options to very low and low-income residents across Madison County, IL as well as elderly and disabled members of the community.
DG2 Design worked with the Hurford Architects and the civil engineer, Oates Associates to develop the site plan and overall landscape plan for the Woodland Parks Apartments an 80-unit affordable housing project. The landscape is primarily native plants, a species that occurs naturally in our region, ecosystem and/or habitat. These plants are needed as host and nectar plants as our native butterflies, bees and birds go about pollinating our food plants as they forage for their own sustenance. The native plants also have deep roots which absorb excess rainfall and prevent water from running directly into our rivers and streams helping to provide clean water for everyone. The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2017.
DG2 Design worked with the arborists at Trees, Forests and Landscapes and the surveyors at THD Design Group to complete a Natural Resources Inventory, Forest Stand Delineation Plan and Tree Protection Plan for the developers of Oak Bluff Estates in Lake St. Louis, MO. Tree stand delineation is an important step in the process of establishing a forest inventory and provides the spatial framework for forest management adjacent to development. Proper tree protection strategies builders and developers use before, during and after construction can yield big rewards. Early planning and prevention are the keys to success.
The developers of Oak Bluff Estates achieved their best results by taking early action to prevent tree damage during site development and construction.
The team spent multiple days on the 19 acre site to locate all the trees within the 50 ft buffer of the limits of disturbance to identify, measure and rate the condition of 240 trees. An individual tree summary table and map for all trees help the designers track the health of the trees before, during and after construction.