Dudek and its native habitat contracting firm, Habitat Restoration Sciences Inc. (HRS), have started a native plant nursery and native seed propagation facility in Carlsbad, California, to help clients’ restoration projects be more successful and cost-effective.
Andy Thomson, a senior Dudek restoration ecologist and nursery co-founder, said the facility provides four advantages for habitat restoration projects.
Nurturing locally sourced plant material. Successful plants contribute significantly to sustainable, long-term restoration. The nursery allows Dudek and HRS to grow plants that are as endemic and locally appropriate as possible to restoration sites. Locally grown plants need less maintenance to thrive, and re-planting is minimized because they adapt better to local conditions.
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