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Rhody Native Resources


Presentations from 2011 Workshop Series

Presentations from 2012 Workshop Series

Rhody Native Species and Availability 2012-2013

Propagation Reference Material

Assessing a potential seed collection - Kew Millenium Seed Project

Growing and Propagating Showy Native Woody Plants - by Richard Bir

How to Treat Seed - FW Schumacher Seed Co.

Laying the foundation for a successful business growing native plants, Connor Shaw concentrates on developing strong, healthy root systems - by Sally Benson

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses - Michael A. Dirr

Native Plant Containers for Restoration Projects - Landis, Steinfeld and Dumroese

Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants - by William Cullina

New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada - William Cullina

North Carolina Native Plant Propagation Handbook - North Carolina Wild Flower Preservation Society

Nursery Manual for Native Plants: A guide for Tribal Nurseries - USDA Forest Service

Post-harvesting handling of seed collections - Kew Millenium Seed Project

Propagation Protocol Database - Native Plant Network

The Reference Manual of The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation: From Seed to Tissue Culture - Michael A. Dirr and Charles W. Hauser, Jr.

RI Wild Plant Society: Cultivation Notes

Seed Collecting Techniques - Kew Millenium Seed Project

Seed Germination Theory and Practice (PDF) - USDA

Selecting Containers for Long-term seed Storage - Kew Millenium Seed Project

Silvics of North America Agriculture Handbook Volume 1: Conifers (PDF) - USDA Forest Service

Silvics of North America Agriculture Handbook Volume 2: Hardwoods (PDF) - USDA Forest Service

Small-scale seed drying methods - Kew Millenium Seed Project

The Tree Seed Technology Training Course (PDF) - USDA Forest Service

Tree and Shrub Seed Information - FW Schumacher

The Woody Plant Seed Manual (PDF) - USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook 727

Identification Resources

Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeast United States and Adjacent Canada - by Gleason and Cronquist

Natural Plant Communities of Rhode Island - by Rick Enser

New England Wild Flower Society's Flora Novae Angliae: A Manual for the Identification of Native and Naturalized Higher Vascular Plants of New England - by Arthur Haines

Newcomb's Wildflower Guide - by Lawrence Newcomb

Rare Plant Lists: Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts

RI Coastal Plant Guide


Vascular Flora of Rhode Island - Gould et al Available through the RI Natural History Survey

Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: A Field Guide to the Northeastern United States - by Clements and Gracie

Landscaping and Restoration

Alternatives to Invasive of Potentially Invasive Exotic Species - by Bill Cullina

Bay Friendly Backyards - Save The Bay

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants - by Doug Tallamy

Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East - by Carolyn Summers

The Elements of Natural Design - by Larry Weaner

In Defense of Native Bees - by Project Native

Landscape for Life based on the Principles of the Sustainable SITES Initiative

Landscape Restoration Handbook - Harker et al

Native Perennials in the Garden: Border or Ground-layer? - by Larry Weaner

Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation - by Donald Leopold

Native Plant Site Solutions for Backyard Habitat- by Kate Venturini and Caitlin Chaffee

Native Trees Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America: A Planting Design Manual for Environmental Designers - by Gary Hightshoe

Project Design Assistance - NYC Dept. of Parks, Greenbelt Native Plant Center

Reccomended Plantings for Migratory Songbird Habitat Management- by Susan Smith and Scott McWilliams

Rhody Native Plant Factsheet 2012

RI Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual - RI DEM

Site Assessment Checklist - URI Outreach Center

State of Rhode Island Stormwater Management Guidance for Individual Single-Family Residential Lot Development

The Wildlife Garden: Planning Backyard Habitats - by Charlotte Seidenberg

Wildflower Meadows - by Larry Weaner

Wildflower Plant Characteristics for Pollinator and Conservation Plantings in the Northeast - by the Xerces Society

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