ASLA 2012 Professional Awards Research Winners / Giải thưởng ASLA 2012 Research Awards
The Arizona Department of Transportation transplants thousands of Sonoran Desert native plants, including saguaros and ironwood trees, annually. These plants represent a valuable natural resource, contributing to the ecosystem and visual quality of an area. One study looked at the survivability of transplanted saguaros, the other tested a technique for improving survival rates of salvaged ironwood trees. Techniques identified through the studies will help ensure the viability and sustainability of Arizona’s most unique biological resources.