TreeTown USA announced it has made a donation to the University of California, Davis’ California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH) to help develop water-conserving landscapes under its SmartLandscape initiative. It is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to support the horticulture industry in providing resource conservation and sustainable urban landscapes.
The SmartLandscape is designed to:
• Demonstrate how water conservation and efficient landscapes work with the latest irrigation technology
• Connect industry professionals with academic researchers and students
• Conduct science-based research
• Leverage cutting-edge technology (robotics, UAVs, imaging, etc.)
• Provide policymakers with landscape water conservation and water efficiency information.
According to David Fujino, executive director, UC Davis CCUH, there is great potential for reducing water waste while creating beautiful landscapes. As a hub for research, teaching, and outreach, SmartLandscape will help bridge the knowledge gap and make this vision a reality.
“Students will be at the forefront of SmartLandscape,” Fujino says. “Working alongside horticultural experts and faculty, students will gain valuable hands-on experience that will prepare them to enter the horticulture industry as leaders in resource conservation and sustainable urban landscapes.”