Featured Project: Preserving a Piece of Michigan’s Natural History

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Ancient Beech

For the past seven years, we at Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. have been proud to steward a special piece of land along the Galien River in Three Oaks, Michigan. The homeowners purchased approximately 30 acres as a vacation property and built a home, pool, and pool house for family getaways. They chose the site for its proximity to the Chicago metro area and the beautiful site on the river. Read More…

Featured Project: “Our Piece of the Planet”

Wild Blue Phlox, Wild Geranium, Great White Trillium
Wild Blue Phlox, Wild Geranium, Great White Trillium

In 2015 a family approached us about their newly purchased vacation property in Michigan. They had acquired 35 acres of old fields and remnant forest. They planned to build a home as well as enjoy the natural areas. They hired Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. to site the buildings and the driveway as well as craft an ecological restoration plan.  Read More…

Featured Project: Rainbow Beach, Unexpected Gem

Rainbow Beach After photo 4Rainbow Beach Park is tucked along Lake Shore Drive on the south side of Chicago and is part of the Chicago Park District. This beautiful slice of rare remnant dunes includes a unique pan environment and dry mesic prairie along with beaches, recreation areas and field house. Initially established as a park in 1908 it is named for the U.S. Army’s 42nd Rainbow Division that fought in World War I. We are delighted that it has won an Excellence in Landscape Gold Award from the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. Read More…