The University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources featured co-founder Nick Cloyd and his graduate thesis. http://agnr.umd.edu/sites/agnr.umd.edu/files/_docs/newsletters/Jan2017Web.pdf
Read a little about our beginnings. http://terp.umd.edu/growing-shade/#.WU9CAxPyuu4
Outdoor living was meant to be green, but more and more of us are living in cities that are grey and devoid of nature. We still want that green- vibe so we plan weekends away to get into nature, and spend lots of time driving to get there...so why not bring...
The Living Umbrella withstands high winds during a summer storm. This 35 MPH wind storm did not move or disturb the Living Umbrella.
Living Umbrellas make a splash at the University of Maryland (The Diamondback online): http://www.dbknews.com/2016/11/02/living-umbrellas-at-the-university-of-maryland/