WOODY AND HERBACEOUS PLANTS FOR MINNESOTA LANDSCAPES AND ROADSIDES: A MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EXPERT SYSTEM FOR SELECTING LANDSCAPE PLANTS
This CD-ROM expert system for selecting woody and herbaceous landscape plants focuses on U.S. Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zones 2 through 4, displays over 2500 photographs, provides data for 653 plants suitable for landscapes and roadsides in Minnesota, and selects plants based on your specified plant characteristics and/or site conditions. Plant characteristics and site conditions data include: Plant form, height, spread, summer and winter texture, overhead utility compatibility, growth rate, life expectancy, and root type; Flower color and season; Fruit type, color and season; Spring, summer, fall, and winter foliage color; Place of origin, plant community, successional occurrence, sun requirements, site orientation, and topography; Soil pH, compaction, salt spray, soil salt, moisture regime, flood tolerance, depth to water table, soil drainage, drought tolerance, soil water holding capacity, soil texture, and windbreak suitability group; Maintenance implications, herbicide and pollutant tolerance, and planting ease; and Insect, disease, and animal damage concerns, wildlife benefit, plant toxicity, cold injury and storm damage susceptibility, and invasiveness. The CD-ROM prints plant lists and fact sheets matching your plant characteristics and/or site conditions, prints color copies of the photo images, prints range maps of native Minnesota trees and shrubs, and prints a worksheet for collecting field information about your planting site.
Minnesota Department of Transportation395 John Ireland Boulevard
St Paul, MN United States 55155
- Publication Date: 1999
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: CD-ROM; Expert systems; Landscape design; Landscape maintenance; Plants; Roadside flora
- Geographic Terms: Minnesota
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00796925
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Aug 8 2002 12:00AM