• Seed

    Cardno has both standard and custom seed mixes that provide a key part of the success of any restoration or native planting project.
  • Plants

    Cardno’s more than 350 native plant species are available in a variety of options to quickly create native habitats and stabilize project sites.
  • Trees & Shrubs

    Cardno has more than 50 species of Midwestern genotype bare-root trees and shrubs available for installation.
  • Erosion Control

    Cardno’s wide selection of bioengineering materials is used by the Cardno Services Team to help control erosion on disturbed sites and stabilize streambanks, lakeshores, and steep slopes.
  • Inventory

    Download Cardno's current inventory of seed, plants, and trees and shrubs, updated on a regular basis.

Cardno Native Plant Nursery

The Cardno Native Plant Nursery has more than 350 species of native plant and seed in stock, in addition to genotype-specific seed. Our full-service native plant nursery, located in Walkerton, Indiana, can immediately provide native plant and seed material, from wetland and prairie seed mixes to the deep-rooted native plants critical for shoreline stabilization and erosion control. Our team can also perform contract growing or create a custom seed mix for your next native landscape project.  We also provide natural coir bioengineering materials  that can be prevegetated with appropriate native species  to help advance ecological restoration and stabilization work.
Learn more today!                    

News & Events

Cardno Open House - July 26th

Apr 18, 2019

UPDATE! Registration is now live, click here to RSVP!

It is time again for the bi-annual Cardno Native Plant Nursery Open House!

Join us on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a full day of native plant activities and education. The event will feature

•             tours of the nursery grounds and production facilities

•             several engaging workshops or presentations led by industry notables

•             catered lunch

•             native plant sale

•             new product displays

•             botanical tour

•             networking with industry professionals

You’ll also have an opportunity to take part in plant identification, and earn ASLA LACES credits and MS4 training.

We’ll provide additional information soon, including a full schedule, list of speakers, and directions. We’ll also share how to reserve a seat for the event or for a particular presentation. Please feel free to share this invitation with others in the industry who may be interested. We hope you’ll save the date and come see us on July 26.             

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Featured Species

Cut and Bundled Live Stakes
Live Stakes (various species)

Live stakes are dormant woody cuttings with the branches removed. They can be used alone or to secure other bioengineering materials such as erosion control blankets or root carpets. Live stakes are easier to install than bare-root trees and shrubs, because they require a 2-inch pilot hole, compared to an 18-inch hole for a tree or shrub. Cardno's live stakes are treated with an anti-dessicant and rooting hormone for optimal performance after installation.