Green Landscaping: Greenacres
Natural Landscaping Tool Kit
THE NATURAL LANDSCAPING ALTERNATIVE:
An Annotated Slide Collection - Slide
Historically, the Midwest contained both prairies and forest, often with "islands" of oak groves (attractive places for settlement, hence Morton Grove and Downers Grove) and transitional areas called savannas that were maintained by intermittent prairie fires. Property owners should attempt to preserve remnants of oak groves and may chose to restore the delicate and beautiful oak savanna ecosystem.