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Josh Berman Joshua_Berman at brown.edu
Wed Jan 11 21:47:24 EST 1995

A head Landscape Architect at the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation
told me this morning that the whole hoopla over indigenous species is only
a "fad" that is primarily resulting from the Wetland act amendments three
years ago. He acknowledges the importance of not planting agressive
non-natives, but does not seem to think that an area's natives should be
exclusively planted in DOT's projects.  Does anyone out there agree, or
strongly disagree?

I'm specifically interested in the issue as it relates to urban forestry
along a  post-industrial river that is now being integrated back into the

Please e-mail me directly. Thanks!

Joshua_Berman at brown.edu

Josh Berman
Brown University Center for Environmental Studies
Joshua_Berman at brown.edu
61 Barnes St., Providence, RI 02906, USA

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