Landscaping

Joe Salazar recognition for land form work
ADOT’s Joseph Salazar was honored recently with a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Landscape Architects...
Crews transplanting saguaro cactus along Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway
Landscapers are transplanting saguaros weighing up to 5,000 pounds so they can be reused once the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway is complete.
Temporary nursery is home to the plants until they are placed along the south mountain freeway.
Crews are making significant progress relocating hundreds of native plants, trees and cactuses in the path of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway.
relocating native cacti
What weighs up to 5,000 pounds, is more than 100 years old and can be more than a little prickly about moving?
Joe Salazar working with students
Learning doesn’t always have to take place inside of a classroom, sometimes it can happen safely near the side of a freeway!
Beakers
Plants won’t grow if they’re rooted in the wrong soil. That’s why ADOT makes sure its topsoil is suitable for good growth by testing Calcium Carbonate levels.
If you liked the list of five electrical maintenance tasks regularly performed by ADOT crews we shared last month, you’re in luck today …
Multiple saguaro cacti reach towards a blue sky.
Successfully transplanting a cactus from one spot to another takes more than just a green thumb…

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