The Greening the Landscape Program at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre brings together expertise on urban soil improvements, tree physiology and ecology and nursery production research to improve tree survival and growth in challenging urban and suburban environments. The program goal is to increase the long-term profitability of the Canadian nursery and landscape sector by creating sustainable landscapes in urban, disturbed and protected environments.

Key areas of research for the program include urban soil restoration and tree establishment, tree root management in nursery production, urban ecosystem design and developing new management tools for invasive plants.  The team includes dedicated biochemistry and environmental horticulture research groups.

  • Design a website to provide updates on research, resources and information on the project
  • Develop an interactive map to feature tree planting projects across Canada
  • Develop a "Soil Restoration Calculator" to help users assess the health of their soil and how to remediate issues


Sandbox was delighted to once again partner with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre on one of their latest projects - Greening the Canadian Landscape. A dedicated project site ( was built to feature research, guides and tools. This includes resources like the Tree Species Selector, Glossaries, Restoration Protocols and an interactive map to feature trees planted across Canada. Sandbox also developed a custom soil remediation calculator. This tool processes soil sample test results to generate recommendations on which species of tree to plant in restoration areas.


Greening the Canadian Landscape now has a responsive, modern website to help support the program's goal of increasing the long-term profitability of the Canadian nursery and landscape sector, by creating sustainable landscapes in urban, disturbed, and protected environments. Built in the OASIS CMS, the website is easy to maintain and update. Custom-built tools like the interactive map and soil calculator help offer users and members access to key statistics that help to further generate interest in the program and increase registrations.

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One of our biggest strengths is being able to build custom pieces of software (like the soil calculator) for our clients. If you need a digital solution that isn't available on the market - Sandbox can help.

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Greening the Canadian Landscape is one of several dedicated campaign sites we have developed for our clients. If you need a focused digital space for your event, campaign or product, get in touch!

> Website Design & Development

Built in the OASIS Content Management System, Vineland administrators can easily add, update, and remove content with the click of a button. Website management has never been easier or more enjoyable!

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