Caltrans SACTO. HQ Native plant workshop Wednesday June 14 - Davis
Requested Agenda items -
Last updated June 8, 2000.
Training session with Craig Dremann, research director and co-owner of
The Reveg Edge, Box 609, Redwood City, CA 94064 (650) 325-7333


Why...........1: Why use native vegetation?

Associations..2: Successful native plant associations (direct seeding)?

Choke out.....3: Can native plants on roadsides choke-out invasive weeds?

Climates......4: What fescue (or other grass) can be used for what climate (coast,etc)?

Drought.......5: Drought resistant native plants?

Erosion.......6: Will native grasses control erosion well?

Establish.....7: Roadsides are harsh, disturbed, often compacted environs. How do you establish natives in these conditions?

Establish.....8: Plant establishment regimes - mowing, de-thatching, etc.?

Fire..........9: Fire resistant natives?

Freeze.......10: Freeze resistant natives?

Ground cover.11: Which native ground covers do you recommend (to replace ice plant and ivy)?

Height.......12: Low growth height natives?

Herbicides...13: Seed germination with and without herbicides?

Invasive.....14: Non-invasive natives?

Irrigation...15: How do you establish natives without permanent irrigation?

Low growing..16: Low growth height native plants.

Maintenance..17: Maintenance requirements for native grasses?

Money........18: How much money can Caltrans save using native vegetation not dependent on irrigation?

Non-native...19: What's wrong with non-native wildflowers?

Preparation..20: Site preparation for native plants.

Reseeding....21: Self-reseeding natives?

Self-perpet..22: How do you create a self-perpetuating wildflower field?

Weeds........23: Noxious / invasive weed reduction (star thistle, Bermuda grass, etc.)?

Weedy look...24: How do you avoid that "weedy look" with natives?