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NDAL Webinar: The Canopied Landscape

December 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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This class is part of this years virtual series: "Ecology-based Landscape Practice Intensive Course" presented by New Directions in the American Landscape and cosponsored by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Join influential Landscape Designer Larry Weaner and native plant expert Ian Caton as they explore the integration of restoration ecology and fine garden design in this winter's virtual series. This intensive, multi-session virtual course will take place November - December 2022.

See and register for the entire series on NDAL's website.​

Session 3 (Virtual): The Canopied Landscape: Woodlands, Edges & Hedgerows

Thursday, December 1, noon – 3:30 p.m. CST

An ecology-based approach to woodland design is more like guiding a vegetative process than implementing a static planting plan. Guided succession can foster the orderly transformation from an open field to a multi-tiered forest through planting, managed natural recruitment, or a combination of the two. Under existing canopy, where few herbaceous species can be established through direct seeding, we will discuss the planting of small “seed source colonies,” and management strategies to encourage their proliferation into the larger landscape. Management techniques that are unique to woodlands including selective height cutting, sunlight manipulation, and assisted seed dispersal, will also be described in detail.

Speaker: Larry Weaner

Register at NDAL

$105 per individual session
$575 for the full bundle (Sessions 1 – 6)
This course is part of the 2022 Winter Ecology-based Landscape Practice Intensive Course.

Questions? Email Sara Weaner at NDAL


December 1, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Education