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    Heritage Landscapes US/ICOMOSPatricia M. ODonnell, FASLA, AICP, IFLA, ICOMOS

    Preservation Landscape Architect & Planner

    Longue Vue House & Gardens

    Natural Disaster Rapid Response Sustainable Recovery

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    Longue Vue House & Gardens

    National Historic Landmark Edith and Edgar Stern, Owners Designed, 1939-1965

    Masterwork of Ellen Biddle

    Shipman with Platt Brothers,Caroline Dormon

    Last Country Estate, 7acres

    Adjacent to breached canal Inundated, water toxicity

    Extensive wind damage

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    1997 Historic Landscape Report

    History-Existing-Analysis-Direction

    Longue Vue

    Foundation

    This was a magic place, help usrecapture that magic

    Collaborative team effort

    Heritage Landscapes

    Robin Karson

    & Neil Odenwald

    Phased recapture c.1969landscape character

    Phase 1: Wild Garden

    1997 Landscape Plan

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    Hurricane Katrina

    Trees damaged by high winds

    Flooding destroyed 2/3 of garden plantings

    Failed electrical & irrigation systems

    Widespread damage, tree losses, saltwater

    Hardest hit area, Wild Garden

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    Heritage Landscapes Outreach

    Landscape often Overlooked inDisaster Response, Recovery

    Background

    1997 HLR & Wild

    Garden Restoration

    Assisted in Estimating Damage $1M

    Contacted Getty Colleague

    Landscape Renewal Plan Partnered with The Garden Conservancy,Bayou Tree Service, Nature Station

    3-Day Intensive Work Session

    View Hurricane Damage asOpportunity to Recapture c1969Landscape Character

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    2007 Landscape Renewal Plan

    Project Scope for Renewal:

    Collection of Existing Conditions

    Information, Post-Katrina

    Analysis of Historic PeriodConditions versus Post-Katrina

    Identification of historic lossesand damaged remnants

    Targeting of opportunities torecapture features & character

    Recommendations for FutureDirections Based on Historic andExisting Conditions

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    Renewal Plan Outcomes

    Built Upon 1997 HLR

    Trained LV staff to Inventory of

    Existing Trees, Shrubs &Groundcovers

    Recommendations for 16

    Garden Areas

    5 Areas Priority Projects

    Entrance Drive, Main Lawn &Oak Alle, Spanish Court, Wild

    Garden

    Plan of Action for Grant Funds

    GOAL-

    Recapture c1969

    Landscape Character

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    Overall Tree Recommendations

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    Entrance Drive

    Existing Condition: Overgrown Pines, Cluttered Understory

    Recommendations: Remove & Replace Pines In-Kind and In-Location;

    Remove Understory; Simplify Groundplane, ferns blubs

    1968 2006

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    Entrance Drive Character, 2009

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    Main Lawn & Oak Alle

    Existing Condition: Canopy Loss, Shortened Views Over Lawn

    Recommendations: Prune & Repair Trees, Replant Oaks inMajor Decline, Remove Understory to Open Views

    1950s Katrina Damage

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    Main Lawn & Oak Alle

    1968 2006

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    Main Lawn & Oak Alle

    Enlarged Sense of Space, 11 March 2009

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    Landscape Axes Analysis

    To Recapture Post KatrinaShipman design strong axes Altered & lost in 1997

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    Landscape Axis Whim House

    Fountain Pump Rehabilitation

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    Boxwood Garden & Spanish Court

    Existing Condition: Missing Framing Vegetation &Saltwater Boxwood Death, Open, Loss of Definition

    Recommendations: Complete Saline Remediation SoilWork, Replant Boxwoods, Near East Crape Myrtle,Oaks & Pines for Massing

    2006

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    Boxwood Garden & Spanish Court

    1970s

    1970s 2009

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    Walled Garden

    Existing Condition:

    Loss of Tree

    Canopy,ReplantedUnderstory &

    GroundcoversRecommendations:

    Plant Historic

    Trees at WallCorners, PruneCitrus for Tracery

    2006 2009

    1950s 2005

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    Wild Garden

    Highly DegradedExisting Conditions:

    Saline Toxic SoilsLost Trees & Shade

    Failed Irrigation

    Invasive Weed Growth

    Scarce Plants 20061950

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    Wild Garden Recommendations

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    Wild Garden Renewal

    SSHT Staff Grant Louisiana Iris Collection

    New Trees & Native Shrubs, Shade Issue

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    Lessons Learned: Used Disaster to SpurLandscape Restoration

    With Lemons, Make Lemonade:

    Requires Teamwork, Build Partnerships

    Commit Board/Staff Seek Funders

    Recognize Renewal as Step-by-Step

    Base Vision on Historic Character Choose Priorities

    Direct All Efforts to Goals

    Relieve Clean-up with Planting Be Patient but Diligent

    Celebrate Results