Tom Wessels: Interpreting the Intertwined History of People and Nature (Interviewed by Larry Weaner)
Whether you are standing in a second generation forest or atop an ancient granite dome, clues that reveal the concurrent forces of people and nature over time are very likely evident - if
you learn to see them. And learning to see them may be more relevant than you think. Minute observations on the shape of a single tree stump or the configuration of an historic farm wall can alter your understanding of a landscape site. Our conversation will explore Tom Wessels’s fascinating career investigating these forces, teaching people how to interpret them, and illustrating the use of this information to make more informed landscape decisions.
Health, Safety and Welfare
To learn to read the history of a landscape by examining vegetative compositions and constructed remnants.
To learn how a deeper understanding of the history of a place can influence actions going forward.
To provide an understanding of the interrelated nature of people and nature in the landscape.
Tom Wessels & Larry Weaner, FAPLD
New Directions in the American Landscape
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