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Author Gardner, Harold W., 1935-

Title Tallgrass prairie restoration in the midwestern and eastern United States : a hands-on guide / Harold W. Gardner
Published New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 276 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Table of Contents -- Preface -- Part I: introduction -- Chapter 1-Introduction to the Prairie -- Part III: Native Prairie Species -- Chapter 2- Mesic soil and adaptive species -- Chapter 3- Dry-mesic to dry soil preferring species -- Chapter 4- Wet-mesic to wet soil preferring species -- Part III: Restoration -- Chapter 5- Restoration methods -- Part IV: Management -- Chapter 6- Prairie Management -- Other Recommended.-Reading -- Glossary -- Index
Summary This work advocates the restoration of the North American tallgrass prairie, which is rapidly disappearing. Historical descriptions of prairie aesthetics are outlined. As we are experiencing a worldwide mixing of plant species, prairie restoration is particularly important. Plants alien to North America do not readily support insect populations, including all animal species higher on the food chain. Prairie restoration methods are described for amateurs, academics, and land managers. Some of the techniques described are growing crops for seed production, times of seed gathering for specific sp
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-264) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Prairie restoration -- Middle West -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Prairie restoration -- East (U.S.) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781441974273 (electronic bk.)
144197427X (electronic bk.)