HOW TO BUILD A FOREST ON YOUR FRONT YARD
JIM MCGLONE, VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
Learn about forest layers and how to select species for your front yard forest. Also learn about what to look for when buying a tree or shrub and how to plant them when you get them home.
Jim McGlone has a PhD in Human Ecology (aka Economics) from Virginia Tech and a Master’s Certificate in Environmental Law and Policy from the USDA Graduate School. He has taught economics at Virginia Tech, Ohio State and Northern Illinois University, and done research at the Economic Research Service of the USDA. A self-taught naturalist and ecologist, he has managed the natural resources of a 500 acre park in Fairfax County and is currently an Urban Forest Conservationist with the Virginia Department of Forestry in Northern Virginia. He and his wife have been practicing conservation landscaping since 2005 and eliminated turf grass from their property in 2008.