As part of Terrasol’s commitment to improved disturbed landscape rehabilitation, we have become involved in revegetation programs using native plants. We have assessed the response of numerous species to various environmental conditions, and as part of our native plants program, have produced a list of species with proven capabilities. The list contains those native plants which respond well to a wide range of site conditions. Some of the native species respond favorably to specific conditions.
Native plants have been selected for their competitive advantage. The plants growing naturally on a site are the best adapted for the conditions present. Plants that are not highly adapted to a site either fail to survive or are choked out by others that have a competitive advantage. As the aim of a revegetation program is to establish a vegetative cover that will naturalize and become self-sustaining, the use of site adapted native plants is imperative.
Terrasol has developed a program for disturbed landscapes that maximizes the potential of site specific native plants. We begin with an analysis of site conditions and a survey of local native plants. With knowledge of plants that respond well to colonization of similar sites, suitable species are determined and a planting plan is developed. A team is sent in to collect the plants needed from the site. These are grown in our nurseries and reinstalled on the site. We feel that this maximizes the response possible from the use of native plants in land rehabilitation.
A brief list of native plant species Terrasol supplies is available in pdf format:
Native Species Plant List (63.0kb)