A methodology for developing a preservation vegetation management strategy for a historic designed landscape : Dayton's Hills and Dale's Park

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dc.contributor.advisor Vernon, Noel Dorsey en_US
dc.contributor.author Colvin, Donald A. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-oh en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:35:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:35:23Z
dc.date.created 1990 en_US
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z75 1990 .C66 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183991
dc.description.abstract Vegetation management techniques have only recently been applied to the preservation of historic designed landscapes mainly because vegetation was not previously recognized as an important component of the historic sites. An example of a lack of vegetation management planning is seen as Hills and Dales Park in Dayton, Ohio. This Olmsted Brothers site design reveals several strong levels of historic significance. Resource managers predominately deal with budget constraints and maintenance priorities which emphasize public health and safety before preservation concerns. The purpose of this study was to develop a methodology to capture the historic character of the Hills and Dales Park and subsequently translate it into a preservation vegetation management plan (PVM). This strategy may be adapted by other researchers for use on additional sites.The primary data sources used in this study originated with historic photographs and digitally captured topographical and early 1900 survey maps. The data were appraised using previous verbal site descriptions documented by (Vernon 1987, 1988), and on site field reconnaissance. Analytical models were developed based on topography, soil, slope/aspect, disturbance, and boundary edge data. Random samples were taken using a variable plot method and a ten factor basal area prism. Field data were collected and used to determine plant species composition, forest types, tree basal area, tree diameter breast height, vegetation physical condition and aesthetic composition of plant groupings. Data were synthesized into recommendations for the Hills and Dales Park vegetation management strategy. Analysis and the proposed PVM scheme were undertaken using Intergraph's Geographic Information Systems spatial modeling software.The PVM strategy for Hills and Dales Park was developed from the above methodology for evaluating vegetation on historic landscapes. Once the site was inventoried and assessed, a sustainable vegetation management strategy was proposed based on proven ecological and silvicultural techniques. This scheme's main objective was to protect the park's historic integrity, sense of place, and historic vegetation composition.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Landscape Architecture
dc.format.extent vii, 204 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- Ohio. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landscape architecture -- Ohio -- Dayton. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landscape protection -- Ohio -- Dayton. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parks -- Management. en_US
dc.subject.other Hills and Dales Park (Dayton, Ohio) en_US
dc.title A methodology for developing a preservation vegetation management strategy for a historic designed landscape : Dayton's Hills and Dale's Park en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.L.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/722768 en_US

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