Recognizing the importance of native plants, the WNF&GA has taken on the ambitious challenge of planting 100,000 native plants to celebrate our 100th Anniversary.
See more about our “100,000 Native Plants” project under the tabs “Focuses” choose Environmental Concerns
THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIVE PLANTS
Suzanne Smith-Oscilowski, Environmental Chair
What Are Native Plants?
They are plants that have been growing naturally in a particular area before humans introduced other plants from distant locations. Native plants typically grow in communities with species adapted to specific soil, moisture and climate conditions.
What Makes Native Plants Special?
- Native plants have deeper root systems that help the soil absorb and retain water.
- Native plants have co-evolved with native insects over thousands of years.
What is the Benefit of Native Plants?
- Low maintenance requirements
- Increase water infiltration
- Important to wildlife
Find much more information under the menu tab ‘Focuses’ and chose ‘Environmental’