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Native Plants and Restoration Ecology


“Vegetation is one of the major geographical features of almost all parts of the earth’s surface. … In major ecosystems, at least, it is an essential component, as it includes the primary production apparatus that fuels the system by capture of solar energy. Practically every terrestrial view that man has of his environment, outside his own constructions, … is almost sure to be primarily of vegetation. It is the most obvious surface feature of the land. On it depends the existence of all animal life. Most human activities deal in some respect with vegetation or its products. In other words, vegetation is an inescapable fact of life. As such, it is one of the most important of all subjects for investigation and study.” — F.R. [...]

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