Woodlands: The Plants and Processes

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We cannot restore what we do not understand. While it is important to see plant species
and even cultivars as individuals with differing needs and attributes, it is also important to understand their role in natural communities. First, Bill Cullina will review some emerging, fascinating, and revealing research on forest ecology, plant phytogeography, pollination ecology and symbiosis. Carol Gracie will discuss pollination, seed dispersal, and other
means of proliferation; as well as other faunal associations. Finally, presenters will have an informal conversation and field questions on this macro-micro connection, and the real-world ramifications for garden designers.
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
Learn about the overall processes that govern the trajectory of forest vegetation.
Learn how the spring ephemeral herbs have adapted to growing in a forested environment and how designers can use that information in the herbaceous aspects of their designs.
Learn how these species attract their pollinators and disperse their seeds at a time of year when few insects are active.
Bill Cullina & Carol Gracie
Course Codes
New Directions in the American Landscape

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