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NDAL Webinar: Planting and Managing Ecology-based Landscapes

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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This is part of the live webinar series, "Ecology-Based Landscapes: A Virtual Education Series for Professionals" presented by New Directions in the American Landscape and sponsored by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Designed for landscape architects, designers, restoration ecologists and horticulturists, these webinars will take place January - March.

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

Planting and Managing Ecology-based Landscapes: Specification, Implementation & Monitoring

Wednesday, March 10, noon – 3:30 p.m. CST

Part One: Specifications for Restoration-Scale Projects
Instructor: Rebecca Kagle & Andrew Korzon

Many ecology-based field techniques run counter to traditional practices and are unfamiliar to even highly experienced contractors. Consequently, highly precise specifications are crucial. This presentation will cover the documentation of field procedures unique to ecological design and restoration such as phased planting, meadow seeding, and weed control procedures. We will also discuss organizational formats for specifications that distinguish between short-term and long-term management and balance the need for both detail and usability.

Part Two: Reconstructing Tallgrass Prairie in Urban and Suburban Spaces: Two Case Studies
Instructor: Scott Woodbury

Tallgrass prairie reconstruction from seed on damaged urban and suburban soil is a practice poorly understood by most landscape personnel. A seeding specification can lay out a blueprint for planning, site preparation, installation and maintenance, but it is dependent on an engaged and informed team of people, from leaders to weeders. Seeded landscapes are so complex that simple mistakes can be made that result in significant setbacks or failure. This session will focus on how to plan, implement, and manage successful commercial seeded projects.

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$78 per person

Questions? Email Sara Weaner at NDAL


March 10
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States


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