West Bloomfield, Michigan — Planterra joined forces with colleagues in the interior landscape industry in authoring The Nature of the Post-Pandemic Workplace, a white paper that offers designers and employers insight on the future of office and workplace environments. The authors analyzed recent research from several reputable sources (Morning Consult, Stanford University, Nielsen and others) to determine what impact the pandemic has had on the workplace and what expectations employees have for the future. This is not the end of the office. In fact, many of the trends in work from home—Zoom meetings and flex spaces—were already in motion…

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Washingtonia Palm Interior Boston Zoo

Boston, Massachusetts — Six massive twenty foot plus Washingtonia Palms arrive at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo, courtesy of the Pliska Family, the owners of Planterra. “We are thrilled to have found such a perfect home for these specimen palms” says Shane Pliska, President of Planterra. The palms wight over 1,000 pounds and were acclimated under shade for 7-months prior to the installation. They were shipped 1,500 from Homestead, Florida via semitruck. The Franklin Park Zoo is “very enthusiastic about the development of the horticulture department and the tropical forest” says Mr. Stan Morris, Landscape Supervisor for the Tropical Forrest. According…

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Noted as the market leader for interior landscaping in Detroit, Planterra has quietly built a portfolio of national accounts throughout the United States and Canada by partnering with local contractors.  In this Q&A with Shane Pliska, president of Planterra, we learn more about how this works and why Planterra is a solution for corporations and institutions with a national footprint. Planterra President, Shane Pliska Q:        What is a national account? A:        This is a client that has multiple locations across a wide geographic area.  These clients are dedicated to the cohesiveness of their brand and take every detail of their…

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Rooftop gardens are steadily gaining popularity as city dwellers seek out ways to reconnect with nature. Planterra Plantscapes Creative Director Sarah Stalker considers them some of her favorite spaces to design. Green rooftops provide a sanctuary in an urban environment. “Rooftops are often untapped opportunities to create peaceful retreats, exciting entertainment spaces and vantages for awesome city views,” she says. Planterra offers a three-step process to transform a rooftop into an urban oasis: Make a rooftop site visit This is an opportunity to discuss a client’s ideas, goals for the space, and style inspirations – as well as how involved…

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