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TCLF Announces 12 Landslide® Landscapes; Davey Tree Returns as Presenting Sponsor

DC's Pennsylvania Avenue and New York's Iconic Jones Beach lead Landslide® 2012

Posted: 10/11/12

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has formally announced the Landslide® 2012: Landscape and Patronage, of which The Davey Tree Expert Company is the presenting sponsor. In 2012, Landslide®, the annual thematic compendium of threatened and at-risk landscapes, focuses on visionary patrons and/or organizations and the sites they helped create and support.

The 2012 Landslide® sites include Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. — the Nation’s Main Street — New York’s iconic Jones Beach, the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden in Los Angeles, and the Nasher Sculpture Garden in Dallas. For a complete list of Landslide sites, or for more information about TCLF, visit its web site at www.tclf.org.

A majority of the 2012 sites face the most preventable yet pernicious threat — lack of maintenance — while some could be partially or wholly eradicated. Landslide®, first issued in 2003, has highlighted more than 150 significant at-risk parks, gardens, horticultural features and working landscapes collectively — places that embody our shared landscape heritage.

“Each year ‘Landslide’ highlights different aspects of our landscape legacy to make that living heritage visible,” said Charles A. Birnbaum, TCLF founder and president. “In 2012 we focus on patrons and the places they helped create.  In the Nation’s Capital and around the country, patronage is intrinsic to the creation and stewardship of great designed landscapes.”

“Davey is proud to support and recognize notable landscapes and trees across the country. These spaces enhance our environment and provide us with numerous benefits that better our lives and communities every day,” said Sandra Reid, manager of Corporate Communications/Marketing at Davey Tree.

About Davey Tree

The Davey Tree Expert Company, with U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 45 states and five provinces, provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, commercial, utility and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey is employee-owned and has more than 7,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com.

About The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF)
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (www.tclf.org) provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its Web site, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations.

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