Plant Communities


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Plants surround us in a profusion of forms. But in naturally occurring landscapes, these combinations are far from random, and are often dictated by complex factors, which limit or encourage the growth of particular plants. In this workshop you will gain insight into how, where and why these "plant communities" form. The concepts will fundamentally change the way you view natural landscapes, and give you a new toolbox for designing plantings inspired by plant communities.

Required Texts(PDF links included)

Edinger, G.J., T.G. Howard, and M.D. Schlesinger. 2016. Classification of Natural Areas Conservancy's Ecological Assessment Plots. NYNHP. 281pp

Natural Areas Conservancy,Forest Identification and Restoration Tool (FIRST).

NYC Parks. 2019. Native Species Planting Guide for New York City, 2nd Edition.

New York Natural Heritage Program. 2014. Ecological Communities of New York State. 2nd Edition.


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Available Sessions

October 7-14, 2021 | 10:00am-01:00pm | NYBG | Hoch (No seats currently available, may only waitlist)