Recommended Species for Green Infrastructure in the Caribbean

Rain Gardens Site Plan_2016_JJTS

The work described herein produced a list of 87 species recommended for use in the design of rain gardens, bioswales, and bioretention cells in the Caribbean Islands. Plant palette selection for green infrastructure projects in the world tropics is an area of ongoing research that still needs significant work.  Recommended technical specifications for the soils, topographic profiles, and hydraulic structures for water-focused green infrastructure in the tropics are now found in several publications, however, recommendations regarding the plant palette are almost non-existent.  This publication is intended as a useful starting point.

See PDF document link below:

Recommended Species for Rain Gardens-Bioswales-Bioretention Cells in Puerto Rico and Caribbean Islands_Jose J Terrasa-Soler_2016


About José Juan Terrasa-Soler

JJ is a registered landscape architect, ecologist, and university professor living in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a practicing Buddhist and enjoys hiking, nature exploration, amateur astronomy, and fountain pens.
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