...in designing subdivisions the landscape elements
were considered on a larger scale??
Even in one standard cul-de-sac subdivision, trees could be grouped and repeated to form major landscape elements.
As I walk to work, I notice the taller trees in the neighborhood - Coast Redwood, Port Orford Cedar, Monterey Cypress, London Plane Tree, etc. They are scattered and not in any particular pattern.
But what if you arranged them in larger scale patterns as subdivisions were added. You would see grand "hedge rows" ... giving a form, color and texture that ran through a part of town.
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