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no existing  trail  on  site

narrows iplies  +

new soil seed bank

two-­faced trail  condition:  toxic  vs  remediated  ecologies

trail mu

dividing + directin

ltiplies +

two-­faced trail  condition:  toxic  vs  remediated  ecologies

narrow

iated

is  remed

months later

h as  site

seeds sprout

wildflowers bloom

s in  wid

dry

th as  sit

1 year

trail multiplies  to  mark  phased  remediation  process

spring

e is  rem

summer

seeds sprout months later

in  widt

dry

ediated

winter 2 years

fall

dry

at construction

trail mult

dividing + directin

no existing  trail  on  site

at construction

new soil seed bank

wildflowers bloom

wet

trail multiplies  to  mark  phased  remediation  process

1 year

3 years

trail becomes  concrete  at  top  of  landfill  watershed

wildflowers bloom on remediated side

dry

spring

5 years

summer

cracking

fall

winter 2 years

two ecologies  become  one

6 years

trail through  forest  canopy

As the trail multiplies with the phased remediation process, old sections weather and degrade, forming a landscape of palimpsests and multiple ecologies

dry

wet

trail becomes  concrete  at  top  of  landfill  watershed

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The Wild Anacostia  
The Wild Anacostia  

Kate Hayes | Master of Landscape Architecture Thesis

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