PHYTO Trees Clean Contaminated Stormwater!

PHYTO Trees Clean Contaminated Stormwater!

Kate recently went on a walkthrough of DuPage County Landfill in Chicago where poplar trees are being used to clean up contaminated leachate from an unlined landfill. Since 2018, a remediation system comprised of 8,500 trees on 14 acres of land irrigated by polluted...

read more
Miyawaki Forests in Cambridge!

Miyawaki Forests in Cambridge!

Offshoots recently discovered an organization called Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (Bio4Climate), the group responsible of the creation and succession of the Miyawaki Forests in Cambridge, MA. Bio4Climate was formed in 2013 when four climate activists bonded...

read more
Carbon-Negative Concrete: Meet CarbiCrete!

Carbon-Negative Concrete: Meet CarbiCrete!

As Landscape Architects, we are always trying to find ways to reduce a project's carbon footprint, yet one of the most ubiquitous, materials we find ourselves having to specify is concrete; however, the production of concrete produces a lot of carbon dioxide. This is...

read more
Seed Germination at New England Biolabs!

Seed Germination at New England Biolabs!

A few weeks ago our installation team wrapped up work on a woodland transition restoration project in Ipswich. The planting mimics the existing Oak-Hickory Forest to create a transition zone that will help restore the woodland edge over time. Quick germinating fescues...

read more
Green Barriers by Ramo!

Green Barriers by Ramo!

Check out this green barrier by Ramo! We are always happy to find low carbon footprint alternatives to concrete, plastic, and unsustainable wood sourcing. This noise barrier looks like a promising alternative. Source:...

read more
Hood Bike Park is in Architectural Record!

Hood Bike Park is in Architectural Record!

It’s an honor to find Offshoots’ work featured in Architectural Record (5/2022 issue)! Offshoots and Elkus Manfredi worked together to create Hood Bike Park, a phytoremediating bicycle hub and social space in Charlestown, MA and we are thrilled to have received a 2022...

read more