Horticultural Landscape Program at the Center for Urban Ecology
(CUE) assists parks by providing guidance in the design, development,
and maintenance of horticultural landscapes and participates
on the Region's Horticultural Advisory Review Committee (HARC).
Assistance is provided in the diagnosis of landscape disorders,
selection of plant material, and the design of planting environments.
The Program collaborates with CUE's
Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Exotic
Plant Management Team (EPMT), and Soils
and Geology programs. The Program engages in studies to
protect and describe the urban forest by participating in
city-wide efforts such as Dutch Elm disease and gypsy moth
management and in surveys describing the extent, health, and
ecological values of the city's urban forest utilizing the
U.S. Forest Service's Urban
Forest Effects Model (UFORE). The Horticultural Landscape
Program collaborates with the District of Columbia's Tree
and Landscape Division, the Casey
Trees Endowment, and other groups interested in sustaining
the urban forest of the National Capital Region and the Washington,
DC metropolitan area.