Consulting arborist

Landscape architect

Consulting arborist and landscape architect practice covering the
commercial and residential sectors, based in Toronto, Ontario

The planting for Birock stormwater pond in the town of Newmarket was designed to create a natural habitat providing opportunities for wildlife.Native plant material was incorporated which takes time to establish itself - the photos show the site during construction and two years on.

I provide landscape design services for stormwater ponds which are a common part of a large development. In the case of Birock, the project involved designing the pond, preparing the contract and contract managing it through to completion.

Stormwater ponds offer great opportunities for wildlife. They are considered a passive recreation opportunity in residential areas. Birock is in a commercial area and thus not designed with people in mind. As stormwater pond projects have to go through planning and be approved by the local conservation authority, my extensive experience ensures that the designs meet the necessary requirements.

Stunning wildflower display created as part of the landscaping at Birock stormwater pond

Stunning wildflower display created as part of the landscaping at Birock stormwater pond

Before: initial construction works at Birock stormwater pond Click image for view after landscaping

Before: initial construction works at Birock stormwater pond
Click image for view after landscaping

After: the natural habitat takes shape at Birock stormwater pond

After: the natural habitat takes shape at Birock stormwater pond

Landscaping in progress at Birock stormwater pond

Landscaping in progress at Birock stormwater pond

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Project information

  • Client: Birock Investments Inc.
  • Lead consultant: Judith S Wright
  • Landscape architect: Judith S Wright
  • Contractor: Habitech Restoration Inc.