Establishing Native Vegetation on Conserved Lands: Meadows, Shrublands & Woodlands

With Larry Weaner
Friday, May 8 at 5:30 pm
Yale Peabody Museum
Free Admission

establishing-native-vegetationOnce land is legally preserved form development, how can it be affordably and easily managed for ecological services as well visual character? By integrating ecological restoration techniques with cultural landscape preferences, land stewards can ensure properties have tangible value to community members while possessing high-quality, resilient natural systems. Using case studies form both small and large settings, this lecture illustrates concrete, reliable management practices based on ecological principles, known cultural landscape preferences, and proven restoration techniques. Emphasis is also placed on how to recruit native plant communities and maximize plant colonization, natural succession and disturbance events to save funds and labor.

Larry Weaner has over 30 years of landscape design and installation experience, combining expertise in horticulture, environmental science, and the traditions of garden design. In 1982 he founded Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, a nationally-recognized firm providing landscape design and restoration services. His award-winning work has been profiled in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Garden Design magazine.

Co-sponsored by the Hamden Land Conservation Trust, the Global Institute for Sustainable Forestry and Urban Resources Initiative, two projects in the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.



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