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Walled Sacramento escape

A large Heritage Oak and established redwoods make this property a secluded woodland escape.

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September 20, 2013
shelbelle00 wrote:
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California Redwoods have a very different shape than this (or any) valley oak. Lighting redwoods is one of the more difficult challenges I face when designing a lighting system, and every one is different. It really depends on the location (where do you see the tree from?), the maturity (is it small and bushy or tall and open?), how high is the canopy (is the lowest branch on the ground or 20' high?). Do you have access to place the fixtures outside the drip line, or do you have to light the interior due to hardscaping, pool or structure interference? How many do you have together? These are all questions I ask when lighting redwoods or similar conifers. I then choose what's best for the client for the near future, but I often have to revisit and remodel the lighting based on how the trees are maturing. Redwoods change form quite a bit in the first 15 to 20 years, and the lighting has to adapt with them. Getting light to the top of a 100'+ tall redwood is not the challenge. Making it look it's best is.
    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 8:55AM
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May 22, 2013
ajricc00 wrote:
Is this an oak? What kind? - Beautiful!
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It is a Valley Oak (Quercus Lobata), native to California. This one is a few hundred years old.
    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 6:35AM
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April 7, 2013
jl6066 wrote:
Our patio - YES! Same question. I'm evaluating outside lighting ideas and would like these - and other - questions answered. Thanks in advance.
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Adding lights to trees takes some care as to not harm the tree. Certain screws will poison the tree and fasteners have to be checked regularly. A tree will quickly start growing over both the fixture and the wire if not attached properly.
    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 7:37AM
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I have three large cedars in a beautiful clump in north Vancouver BC recently up lighted with one light. However these cedars are very tall, very mature and the light doesn't go as far up the canopy as I would like. I'm thinking we should put one or two or even three up towards the canopy. Is this how lighting a very tall cedar is done?
    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 9:43AM
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February 6, 2013
jstaylor7 wrote:
Love the effect! What brand of fixture and wattage did you use to achieve this result?

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Lighting Up the TreesUplighting trees can add drama to a night garden, particularly when the tree has a striking form. Huge, twisting branches seem alive when lit from within and below.
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Significant trees take command of a landscape during the day. Once night falls, they disappear into the darkness unless appropriately placed lighting illuminates them. The effects can be remarkable. Whether underlit, flooded from one side or lit from fixtures mounted to branches, the features of the tree take on an extraordinary appearance when highlighted with light.Landscape lighting can be installed quickly compared to other projects. You can get your oak tree lit up in an afternoon. Professional installations usually take a few days. Factor in design time of at least a month.Who to hire: Lighting up a single tree or placing path lights along an entry walk can be DIY projects. A landscape service can often install landscape lighting as well. Large properties with multiple areas and features might need a landscape architect or a landscape lighting designer.Cost: Weekend warriors can probably make a small project come in under $1,000. But while some landscape lighting can be simple to install, there seems to be little middle ground. If you cross over to having the landscape lighting designed and installed for you, the cost will jump dramatically. Expect to spend between $10,000 and $20,000 for a sophisticated, professionally designed and installed system. Permit: Simpler projects may not need permits, but this is an area dealing with electricity, and proper installation is mandatory. If the new system connects or plugs into existing electrical systems, it is unlikely that a permit is necessary. But if it requires wiring or rewiring of any kind, it’s best to call in professionals.Best time to do this project: Spring and summer, unless you live in a mild climate; then anytime should work.Find landscape architects and landscape lighting designers.

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