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Note from the Nursery Directo

r............................................................................1 The Cardno Native Plant Nursery.........................................................................2 Advantages of Native Vegetation.........................................................................3 Native to a region...................................................................................................4 Quality assurance and control................................................................................5 Creating a Native Landscape................................................................................6 Determine project objectives.................................................................................6 Determine budget and resources...........................................................................8 Assess site conditions............................................................................................9 Select plant species.............................................................................................1

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Determine seed and plant quantities...................................................................1

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Prepare site for installation..................................................................................11 Follow appropriate timing....................................................................................1

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Install seed and plant material............................................................................14 Monitor and maintain site....................................................................................16 Supporting Pollinators .........................................................................................1

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The importance of native plant communities......................................................18 Habitat needs of insect pollinators......................................................................18 Supporting crop fertilization.................................................................................19 Native plants that support pollinators ................................................................19 Seed Mixes.............................................................................................................20 Standard seed mixes............................................................................................20 Custom seed mixes..............................................................................................34 Plant Materials. .....................................................................................................35 Trees and Shrubs...................................................................................................46 Bioengineering Materials ...................................................................................4

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Pre-vegetated coir materials................................................................................49 Erosion control blankets.......................................................................................5

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Live stakes, fascines, and brush layers................................................................50 RootCarpet™ .......................................................................................................52 Vegetated coir logs...............................................................................................53 Professional Restoration Services. ....................................................................54 Ecological restoration planning and design.........................................................54 Natural area management ..................................................................................54 Stream restoration/stabilization..........................................................................54 Watershed management......................................................................................55 Environmental permitting and compliance..........................................................55 Wetland mitigation and monitoring ....................................................................55 Cultural resources management .........................................................................55 About Cardno.........................................................................................................56

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