The ESF Gateway Center: Use of Native Plants on an Intensive Green Roof


Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:45pm




Sperry 105, SUNY Cortland campus


Tim Toland, SUNY ESF Dept of Landscape Architecture


THE ESF GATEWAY CENTER: Use of Native Plants on an Intensive Green Roof

Presentation by Tim Toland
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, SUNY ESF

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
7 p.m., Sperry 105

The use of plant species from native plant communities is an emerging element of landscape design that focuses on learning lessons from plants’ native growing environments. Species from very difficult growing conditions can be particularly useful in built landscapes. SUNY ESF applied these concepts to the Gateway Center garden using plants native to two New York communities – the alvar grassland community and the East Ontario dune community. Come hear about this case study, its successes and its challenges, and how these concepts are being applied to other campus building projects.

Sponsored by the SUNY Cortland Garden Advisory Committee

Free and Open to Students, Faculty, and the Public