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Unformatted text preview: Degraded woodlands Planting Design I HONEYSUCKLE REMOVAL PROJECTS! Think this looks pretty? Think again! Honeysuckle is destroying the understory of our forests. The honeysuckle starts turning green much earlier than native plants. By summer, when acorns and other native tree seeds sprout, the honeysuckle has largely shaded the forest understory, causing the seedlings to die. We need help to get rid of these aggressive foreign invaders. St. Louis County Parks manages 12,466 acres in 71 sites and it will be a labor-intensive effort to rid our parks of this rapidly spreading menace. St. Louis County Parks invites individuals and groups to join our forces to stamp out this enemy to our Parks. Refreshments and tools provided. Planting Design I MATRIX (not the movie) IS: The over-riding vegetation pattern of landscape in a particular site or region Current Indiana Ecological Matrix: Open Field PreSettlement Ecological Matrix: Eastern Deciduous Forest, Open Woodland with some Oak Savanna Matrix planting at a site level involves: Understanding the site conditions Working WITHIN the site vegetative matrix Working WITH the elements at hand... Planting Design I MATRIX IS: "The foundation or wash in painting, or a "ground" against which the "figure" is to be seen. In this way, low planting can give a common ground or platform that unifies other planting and elements in a composition". Nick Robinson Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Seed Plug container Goal: Outcompete weeds Planting Design I Robert C. Beutter Riverfront Park, Mishawaka, Indiana a riverbank experience Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I canopy habits Ground Level Mown grass / turf plants Ground hugging / carpeting herbaceous plants and shrubs Below Knee Height Prostrate and dwarf shrubs Sub-shrubs Low growing herbaceous plants Knee to Waist Height Small shrubs and medium growing herbaceous plants Waist to eye level Medium Shrubs and tall growing herbaceous plants Above Eye level Tall shrubs and trees Planting Design I Ground Level Mown grass / turf plants Ground hugging / carpeting herbaceous plants and shrubs Can provide durable pedestrian surface Used to enhance the effect of the contours of the land Used to make two dimensional patterns...a tapestry Planting Design I Below Knee Height Prostrate and dwarf shrubs Subshrubs Low growing herbaceous plants Carpet patterns Combined with taller herbaceous species that grow up through it Unifies other plantings Many will also trail and cascade Planting Design I Waist to eye level Medium shrubs and tall growing herbaceous plants Barrier to movement Used to emphasize lines or pathways where visual enclosure is not wanted Maintain distance between people and buildings and other private areas Give privacy while not growing above window sill level and reducing light Define a building domain Visually anchor building to the ground plane Planting Design I Above Eye level Tall shrubs and trees Form a visual and physical barrier Close knit canopy can separate, enclose, screen and shelter Privacy and shelter and screening Backdrop for ornamental plantings Visual mass used to balance and accompany buildings Create a frame or gateway Act as focal point Planting Design I Small trees influence in urban environment is mainly localized to the spaces between buildings Medium to tall trees form primary structure of streets and squares and parks In the rural landscape large trees create a large scale framework Tree belts and plantations enveloping and extending outwards from industrial sites provide screening of near distance views Visually anchor large structures Screen low level industrial clutter Screen and obscure views from a distance manipulating views as an observer moves through a landscape deliberate gaps in planting open up views and vistas or frame and focus Focal point Link and unify varied building styles Complement building style Planting Design I Practice 4.10 Use vegetation to minimize building heating requirments Planting Design I Practice 4.11 Use vegetation to minimize building cooling requirements Planting Design I Exploit the climate control and thermal potential of plants Planting Design I Mode of spread seed Vegetative Stolon Runners Rhizomes Suckers Rootstocks Bulbs and Corms Planting Design I Garden Habitats Woodland Woodland Edge Open Ground Rock Garden Border Marshland and Water's Edge Planting Design I Border Perennials Derived from Woodland Species Derived from Woodland Edge Species Derived from open Ground species Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I Planting Design I ...
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