Botanic Garden Intern Corey Eilhardt '09

Summer Research Project 2007

Use of Paved Paths and Groundcovers to Reduce Foot Traffic and Garden Maintenance and Protect Important Specimens in the Botanic Garden Collection

Identify areas of campus that need to be redesigned to strike a more effective balance between lawn maintenance, plant protection, and the legitimate demands of public use. Identification of high-traffic areas where walkers have worn paths through lawns or garden beds; proposals to remedy these problem areas; mapping and identification of existing groundcover plantings on campus; creation of a list of groundcover species, suitable for this climate and usage; identification of other suitable sites for groundcovers.

Corey Eilhardt '09