Plant Communities

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have blended and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Fundamentally change the way you view natural landscapes by learning about the complex factors that inform which plants grow in what combinations. Understanding how and why these plant communities form will help you design beautiful landscapes that are more resilient, diverse, and harmonious.

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.

Please note that some blended classes meet on week day evenings AND weekend mornings. The "times" listed below are for the first class only. Click on "full schedule" to see the times of each individual meeting before registering.

Schedule: ONLINE: 2 Thursdays, 8/8 & 8/15, 6-7:30pm; ONSITE: Saturday, 8/10, 2-5pm
Only 25 days left to register!
Times: 06:00pm-07:30pm EDT
Instructor: Timothy Nolan Timothy Nolan
Location: Some sessions meet online & some at NYBG, Watson Room 319
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458
Session Number: 251HRT353BBL
Price Member : $180.00
Non-Member : $200.00

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