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Restore Your Shore

Steps & Techniques: Implementing Your Project

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Plant Natives: Live Plants

If your property does not have a native seed bank or there are not nearby natural sources for native plants to recolonize, you will likely have to purchase native plants. Planting refers to bringing in new sources of native species - whether in the form of seeds or as live plants of various sizes. Live plants are grown at nurseries and sold in a range of sizes:

  • containers or pots
  • small seedlings planted in a grouping (plugs, flats, or "six-packs")
  • bare-root seedlings (usually shrubs and trees)

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