Establishing woodlands is as much the design of a process as a planting plan. Guided succession can foster the orderly transformation from an open field to a multi-tiered forest through planting, managed natural recruitment, or a combination of the two. Under existing canopy, where few herbaceous species can be established through direct seeding, we will discuss the planting of small “seed source colonies,” and the management strategies that can encourage their proliferation into the larger landscape. Field techniques that are unique to woodlands such as selective height mowing, sunlight manipulation, assisted seed
dispersal, and others will also be described in detail.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Examine overall planting design techniques that are unique to vertically layered woodland and hedgerow landscapes.
Learn about useful criteria for the selection and combination of woodland/hedgrow species using a 'plant community' approach.
Examine individual woodland/meadow species, looking at their relevant ecological characteristics as well as their practical and aesthetic attributes.
Larry Weaner, FAPLD
New Directions in the American Landscape