|Along with removing invasive plants in riparian areas, Natural Biodiversity strives to encourage the growth of native plant species. At sites where native-plant propagation needs some help, we plant species that are appropriate for the setting.
Native plantings may be used to:
- Establish a tree canopy that will eliminate light-loving invasive species.
- Enhance wildlife habitat.
- Create privacy screenings.
- Improve the aesthetics of a site.
- Develop riparian buffers, improving stream
|A two-tiered approach may be used: Fast-growing trees such as poplar are planted in conjunction with longer-lived oak and sycamore, to establish a quick canopy that remains for many years. Native shrubs and herbaceous species also are planted as understory to help ensure competitive success and improve wildlife habitat.
Streambank Stewards and Habitat Stewards (TM) are two groups of volunteers who restore native species. Habitat Stewards is a program of the National Wildlife Federation.
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