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FOR93: Chapter 4: Plant Succession and Disturbances in the Urban Forest Ecosystem

Figure 9.3. Ecosystems that are able to follow natural succession, such as naturally landscaped backyards (9.1), may be managed without costly intervention. Such backyards will require less mowing, irrigation, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides (9.2) when compared to backyards that use lawns extensively with only a few scattered trees (9.3).

Credit: Larry Korhnak