From the Nursery Director

The Cardno Native Plant Nursery can help bring your native restoration project to life. We provide top quality native seed and plant material, natural bioengineering solutions, and professional consulting services that ensure our clients complete restoration and native landscape projects are aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sound.

Since our founding in 1994 as the JFNew Native Plant Nursery, throughout our transition in 2015 to the Cardno Native Plant Nursery, the location of our full-service, 130-acre operation and our dedicated, experienced nursery team remain unchanged. To this day, we continue to deliver the same exceptional customer service and quality native seed and plant material.

Our commitment to project success starts with high-quality native seed. Independent laboratories test our seed to determine the Pure Live Seed (PLS) ratio, which measures purity and viability percentage of a given seed lot. The process ensures that clients receive the highest quality seed for native restoration and landscape projects.

Our commitment to project success continues with high quality native plant material. We use mycorrhizal fungi, a natural root maximizer, to enhance the roots of all our native plants. Mycorrhizal fungi helps increase a plant’s resistance to disease, drought, and insect damage, while increasing its ability to capture nutrients. This promotes a more rapid establishment of plants in their new environment.

Our native seed production and plant-growing processes undergo strict quality assurance and quality control procedures. A disciplined plant grading system drives the production and delivery of the highest-quality plants. Rigorous native plant tracking standards ensure we provide the accurate location and genotype-specific seed that is required.

Cardno also provides a full range of environmental consulting, engineering and field services, allowing clients to turn to Cardno to meet all of their restoration needs. Our customized, turn-key approach to restoration design and implementation results in thriving natural solutions that are delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner.

I would like to extend my appreciation to our valued customers and our incredible nursery team. It is a privilege to work with you.

Mark_O_brienMark O’Brien

Director, Cardno Native Plant Nursery