The lead feature in the fall 2010 edition of Native Plants Journal focuses on a collaborative regional effort to restore native plants to the south Texas area. Another article (available to subscribers or downloadable for a $13.50 fee) relates to propagating native plants :
The choice of container is one of the most important considerations when growing or ordering native plants for a restoration project. Container characteristics affect not only growth and production efficiencies in the nursery, they can also have important consequences after outplanting. The challenging conditions on restoration sites require containers with characteristics that are significantly different from standard containers used for horticultural crops. Unfortunately, plant specifications for many restoration projects are written using traditional horticultural pot dimensions, and we feel that this oversight is adversely affecting survival and growth after outplanting.
Read more here.
The Historical Marker Database has just posted a sign on the Gaffney battleground in Cherokee County, S.C., highlighting the landscape’s restoration to resemble its composition during Colonial times. The Gaffney site is part of the larger Cowpens National Battlefield group (National Park Service) and open to the public. The hmdb.org website describes the restoration and management methods used as well as some of the species growing in the battlefield. Read more here.
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