Richard enjoys botany and hiking the backcountry exploring rare and endemic species. As a student of taxonomy, he has developed an understanding for the aesthetic and ecology of natural plant communities as they apply to projects in the landscape. As an ISA certified arborist he has an understanding for tree physiology and proper pruning techniques in cultivating vigor and elegant structure in specimen trees.
Plant community diversity, ecology, and natural history can inform our process of design, in cultivating an intrinsic harmony for our landscapes that “just feels right”. In practice, he retains these ideas that inform field operations for a sustainable aesthetic in the garden.
Richard holds two AS degrees with Honors in both Horticulture and Spanish and a BS in Business Psychology.