Bronx Forest and Shoelace Park Natural Areas Entitation
Entitation is a process of identifying and describing discrete vegetation units (entities). Essentially, it is a general inventory of an area’s plant communities conducted by means of aerial photograph interpretation and field reconnaissance. The survey results in the identification of ecologically distinct plant communities based on species and structure (some examples: old growth oak/hickory forest, a dense thicket of Rubus, a pioneering stand of sassafras).
Before making any management decisions, it is important to know what there is to work with. Enititation supplies a park manager with a database that is readily discernable. Each entitation unit is homogenous and small enough that it can be dealt with as an individual management area.
Bronx Forest and Shoelace Park were entitated by NRG staff in 2005 as part of ongoing restoration and monitoring efforts.
Bronx Forest and Shoelace Park Entitation Units
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|Scrub||NYC Parkland(Not Entitated)|
Distribution of Native and Exotic Species
|Native Species Dominant||Managed Lawn|
|Exotic Species Dominant||NYC Parkland(Not Entitated)|
Distribution of Japanese Knotweed
|JK Dominant in unit||JK Absent|
|JK Dominant in understory||NYC Parkland(Not Entitated)|