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The Cultural Landscape Foundation Announces 2012 Landslide®: Landscape and Patronage and Issues Call for Nominations


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Landslide® to include Online Photography Exhibition - The Davey Tree Expert Company returns as Presenting Sponsor - American Society of Landscape Architects is Education Partner - Landscape Architecture magazine is Media Partner

Washington, DC (January 19, 2012) - The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) announces the 2012 Landslide®: Landscape and Patronage and issues a call for nominations. In 2012, Landslide®, the annual thematic compendium of threatened and at-risk landscapes, will focus on visionary patrons and/or organizations and the sites they helped create. The goal is to celebrate their accomplishments and inspire new generations of patrons and philanthropists. The landscapes that surround us every day shape our communities and the people living in them - help bring attention to these sites and the individuals who shaped their creation by nominating an at-risk cultural landscape. Landslide® is made possible by Presenting Sponsor The Davey Tree Expert Company, Education Partner the American Society of Landscape Architects and Media Partner Landscape Architecture magazine.

American history is replete with visionary, inspired and willful patrons who supported and shaped beloved and nationally significant estates, parks, plazas and other civic amenities across the country. Without these committed people and organizations, many landscapes we prize would not have come into existence or survive today. Landslide®, first issued in 2003, has spotlighted more than 150 significant at-risk parks, gardens, horticultural features, and working landscapes-collectively, places that embody our shared landscape heritage. The 2012 sites will be featured on TCLF's Web site (www.tclf.org). Nominations can be submitted at www.tclf.org/landslide/nominate, the deadline for submission is May 31, 2012.

Landslide® is one of TCLF's many initiatives that collectively highlight the importance of the nation's rich and diverse landscape legacy. TCLF also features What's Out There®, a free, searchable online database of the nation's designed landscapes; Pioneers of American Landscape Design® with extensive biographies and profiles of hundreds of practitioners, well-illustrated oral histories with significant landscape architects and encyclopedic publications; It Takes One® Stewardship Stories about impassioned advocates for sites; along with symposia, books, and lectures.

"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 spotlight patrons and the places they helped create, because 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 everyday," Sandra Reid, Manager, Corporate Communications/Marketing, The Davey Tree Expert Company.

About The Davey Tree Expert Company
The Davey Tree Expert Company (www.davey.com), with US and Canadian operations in 45 states and five provinces, provides a variety of tree services, grounds maintenance, and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey is employee owned and has more than 7,000 employees.

About the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. The Society's mission is to lead, to educate and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Members of the Society use their "ASLA" suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.

About Landscape Architecture magazine
Founded in 1910, Landscape Architecture magazine is the publication of the American Society of Landscape Architects. It is published each month for more than 22,500 subscribers (ABC) and newsstand sales. The mission of the magazine is to elevate the practice of landscape architecture by providing timely information on built landscapes and on new techniques for ecologically sensitive planning and design.

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 people 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.