Landscape Technology: Websites
Guide to research and library resources relevant to Landscape Technology
- Association of Northwest Landscape DesignersEvents including the annual Garden Tour; news, and education for professional landscape designers in Oregon and Washington
- Association of Professional Landscape DesignersCertification of landscape designers; link to Oregon chapter; search for a designer. Current issue of The Designer Magazine available to read online.
- Hardy Plant Society of OregonVolunteer organization, for professional and amateur gardeners alike. The organization has a library available for members. Lots of events are listed.
- International Society of Arboriculture, Pacific Northwest ChapterISA provides certification for Arborists. Links, events, resources for tree care professionals
- Irrigation AssociationCertification, training, events for irrigation professionals.
- National Association of Landscape Professionals(formerly Professional Landcare Network). Offers advocacy and certification for lawn care, horticulture, and landscape industry professionals.
- Native Plant Society of OregonWorks to preserve native plants, and for habitat conservation in Oregon; provides field research grants.
- Oregon Association of NurseriesNonprofit trade organization for the Nursery industry in Oregon. News, events, scholarships.
- Oregon Landscape Contractors AssociationNot-for-profit organization for the landscape industry in Oregon. Certification, events, and resources for landscape contractors
- OSU Extension ServiceGardening information from the regional Extension Service, at Oregon State University
Landscape Technology Tools
- Botanical Society of America Online Image CollectionBrowse collections of botanical images.
- Garden Smart OregonPamphlet, courtesy of the Nature Conservancy on Oregon non-invasive plants.
- Horticulture Research Guide, PCC LibraryLinks to plant identification and growing guides
- What Tree is That?Identify trees in the United States by their leaves.
- Landscape DesignA forum for the discussion of the technical and aesthetic issues involved in landscape and garden design. Produced by GardenWeb
- Landscape Plants: Images, Identification, InformationOregon State University. Department of Horticulture. Over 1700 plants are identified.
- Pacific Northwest Home GardenerLinks and advice for the local climate
- PLANTS DatabaseNational Resources Conservation Service, USDA. Search by state. Lists available include noxious weeds, plants endangered in the United States.
- Portland Plant ListNative and noxious plants, in the Portland, Oregon area
- SketchUPA free guided 3-D drawing system by Google
- TreeBASEDatabase of phylogenetic knowledge