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dc.contributor.authorJones, Christopher Eganen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:57:33Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:57:33Zen
dc.date.issued2009-02-03en
dc.identifier.otheretd-02112009-094516en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37068en
dc.description.abstractA woody plant inventory was conducted at Maymont Park in Richmond, VA to assess species composition and plant condition of its Japanese garden. This garden has changed significantly over the years, thus requiring a plant inventory. A global positioning system (GPS) unit and data logger were used to locate plants and document their characteristics. Management needs, plant condition, geographic coordinates, accession dates, and trunk diameter were recorded for each of the 333 specimens inventoried in the garden. The projectâ s overall goal was to provide recommendations to help Maymont staff make sound arboricultural decisions. The project was also a pilot to develop a plant inventory protocol for the other 106 acres of the Park. The majority of inventoried trees had 0.5â 10 inch trunk diameter at breast height with a few trees measuring over 40 inches. These data revealed that the plant collection consists of mostly smaller, immature trees and that most will need a high level of care to maintain the gardenâ s longevity. The five most abundant species were bald cypress (Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich.; 18.6%); â Yoshinoâ Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica (L.f.) D. Don; 10.8%); Japanese maple (Acer palmatum Thunb.; 9.9%); loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.; 8.1%); and sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.; 4.5%). The inventory revealed that mulching, pruning, and tree removal were the most common management needs. Although the garden needs attention in some areas, it is in good condition overall.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartchris_jones_mf_paper.pdfen
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en
dc.subjectpublic gardenen
dc.subjecttree inventoryen
dc.subjecturban forestryen
dc.subjectarboricultureen
dc.subjectJapanese gardenen
dc.titleJapanese Garden Inventory and Management Plan for Maymont Park - Richmond, VAen
dc.typeMajor paperen
dc.contributor.departmentForestryen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Forestryen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Forestryen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryen
dc.contributor.committeechairWiseman, P. Ericen
dc.contributor.committeememberJones, Robert H.en
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dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-02112009-094516/en
dc.contributor.committeecochairHarris, J. Rogeren
dc.date.sdate2009-02-11en
dc.date.rdate2009-02-22en
dc.date.adate2009-02-22en


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