• 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.
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News & Events

Nursery Operations in Response to COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020

In the wake of current events regarding COVID-19, Cardno Native Plant Nursery is taking steps to keep everyone safe. 

We have separated our work force and will continue with production. We encourage clients and vendors to call before coming to the nursery so we can limit outside contact.

It is a strange and challenging time for all of us, and we are learning to adapt as each day brings new challenges. Cardno Native Plant Nursery is committed to doing its part to stop the spread of the virus and keep our staff, clients, and vendors safe and productive. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 574-586-2412

Mark O’Brien
Area Manager, Nursery

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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.