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Mountain View horticulturist creates topiaries of city’s logo

Mountain View horticulturist creates topiaries of city’s logo

The logo for the city of Mountain View, showing a sun behind mountains with three trees, was designed, perhaps in the 1990s, by Michelle Roberts, who was then the marketing and public relations manager for the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

The logo is prominent on the city’s website and shows up on documents and in other places, including on the sides of buildings in topiaries created by horticulturist Leo Mancia, part of the city’s streets crew that maintains greenery on streets and public buildings.

“He first created the topiary on the side of the Adobe House, on Moffett Boulevard,” said city Communications Coordinator Shonda Ranson, “then people started asking him to put them in other places.”

One such topiary can be seen from a knoll in Pioneer Memorial Park, on the back wall of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Another can been found in a breezeway on the 300 block of Castro Street, next to Ava’s Market.

City of Mountain View horticulturist Leo Mancia in a city vehicle that shows the city's logo. The logo was created by Michelle Roberts, now retired, who was the marketing and public relations manager for the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Mancia has taken to shaping topiaries around the city in the shape of the logo. (Shonda Ranson / City of Mountain View)
City of Mountain View horticulturist Leo Mancia isshown in a city vehicle that shows the city’s logo. . Mancia has taken to shaping topiaries around the city in the shape of the logo. (Shonda Ranson / City of Mountain View) 

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Published at Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:44:23 +0000