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tbrown6 at vaxa.hofstra.edu tbrown6 at vaxa.hofstra.edu
Mon Feb 6 15:16:16 EST 1995










In article <p.kerr-3101951206130001 at 130.216.90.127>, p.kerr at auckland.ac.nz (Peter Kerr) writes:
> In article <Joshua_Berman-3101951207420001 at poncho-slip11.cis.brown.edu>,
> Joshua_Berman at brown.edu (Josh Berman) wrote:
>> I'm trying to document a trend in the increased supply/demand for native
>> plant species. As more projects demand exclusive use of natives,
> (snip)
> 
> Altho not directly relevant to your research I offer the following
> observations from this side of the planet:
> 
> Exotics also get favored here 
> 1. if there is an economic incentive, ie  return on investment in lumber
> species required, because exotics generally are faster growing.
> 2. for amenity plantings because exotics are perceived to have a wider
> range of more attractive plant forms and flower displays.
> 
> -- 
> Peter Kerr                             bodger
> School of Music                        chandler
> University of Auckland                 neo-Luddite




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