Monoculture planting v. multiple species, ages, for successional planting

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  1. Donna Rodman

    Donna Rodman New Member

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    Is there any research on the comparison of benefit between creating monoculture landscape architecture vs landscape architecture that specifies biodiverse planting lists? ie. I am registered member: MBCSLA and curious about this. My firm has two approaches - B.C. Native plantings (mixed with some specimen and ornamental species) and also genetic pool preservation through monoculture planting in garden environments. Thx. Donna Rodman MBCSLA, CSLA
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hmm... my first reaction is to suggest contacting Patrick Mooney@UBC, as I think this has overlap with his research areas.

    Second reaction is that if it doesn't exist, then we should have a conversation -- I think this aligns pretty closely with some ideas we've been kicking around at the Garden for some research into biodiversity plantings.
     
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    Thank you. I have left a message with Dr. Patrick Mooney. Donna Rodman, MBCSLA, CSLA #437
     

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