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Bronx Forest and Shoelace Park Natural Areas Entitation

2005

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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Bronx Forest and Shoelace Park Entitation Unit Map (1)
Overview

Bronx Forest and Shoelace Park Entitation Unit Map 2
Map 1 - Upper Shoelace Park

Bronx Forest and Shoelace Park Entitation Unit Map 3
Map 2 - Lower Shoelace Park

Bronx Forest and Shoelace Park Entitation View 3
Map 3 - Bronx Forest

Bronx Forest and Shoelace Park Entitation Unit Descriptions
Unit Descriptions

Cover Type

Bronx Forest and Shoelace Park Entitation - Cover Type

Legend
Closed Forest Vineland
Woodland Scarcely Vegetated
Scrub NYC Parkland(Not Entitated)
Herbaceous

Distribution of Native and Exotic Species

Bronx Forest and Shoelace Park Entitation - Native and Exotic Species

Legend
Native Species Dominant Managed Lawn
Exotic Species Dominant NYC Parkland(Not Entitated)

Distribution of Japanese Knotweed

Bronx Forest and Shoelace Park Entitation - Japanese Knotweed

Legend
JK Dominant in unit JK Absent
JK Dominant in understory NYC Parkland(Not Entitated)
JK Present

Downloads

Manual of Plant Formation Entitation (PDF, 2.9 MB)

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