The Millbrook Independent, the local paper for the Millbrook, New York region, profiled Larry Weaner’s lecture “The Self-Proliferating Landscape: Setting a Process in Motion” at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, a venerable ecological research organization.┬áThe article discussed some of the concrete, practical techniques Larry has developed for encouraging plants to proliferate on their own, including recruiting existing or new species.

The above image shows a Spiraea, Dogwood, and Birch thicket created by using simple management techniques that encourage the proliferation of existing species. No new plants were planted to create this natural landscape.