Event Title

Minnesota Native Plant Garden Abstract

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

9-4-2012 1:00 PM

End Date

9-4-2012 2:30 PM

Student's Major

Chemistry and Geology, Geography

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Forrest Wilkerson

Mentor's Department

Geography

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

The development of urban areas is an ongoing process resulting in the displacement native plants and landscapes. Landscaping projects in these areas often use non-native plants, the introduced plant species can cause unforeseen damage to the ecosystem and might not be well suited to the extreme weather of Minnesota. Our project is a small decorative garden on campus that will assess the landscaping qualities of various native Minnesotan plant species. Plants used were chosen for their aesthetics, ease of maintenance, and native distribution. Future Biogeography classes at MNSU will monitor the results of the project as well as perform necessary upkeep.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 9th, 1:00 PM Apr 9th, 2:30 PM

Minnesota Native Plant Garden Abstract

CSU Ballroom

The development of urban areas is an ongoing process resulting in the displacement native plants and landscapes. Landscaping projects in these areas often use non-native plants, the introduced plant species can cause unforeseen damage to the ecosystem and might not be well suited to the extreme weather of Minnesota. Our project is a small decorative garden on campus that will assess the landscaping qualities of various native Minnesotan plant species. Plants used were chosen for their aesthetics, ease of maintenance, and native distribution. Future Biogeography classes at MNSU will monitor the results of the project as well as perform necessary upkeep.

Recommended Citation

Schulte, Michael; Matthew Schmidt; and Scott Hoffman. "Minnesota Native Plant Garden Abstract." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/poster-session-B/15