This savannah like planting is reminiscent of those that once dominated in the Willamette Valley. Sean has chosen to emphasize evergreen Carex species over the deciduous grasses that were native. This may give this landscape an edge due to their year round presence physically occupying space and niches that cool season weeds typically take advantage over winter and early spring. Oak and Olive take their positions. In a natural savannah fire is a cyclic element of editing and removal, limiting tree growth that would otherwise take over and dominate underscoring the dynamic nature of a ‘living’ landscape.

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