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Planting

Most ecological restoration projects involve planting. This is often the most rewarding work and the best way of encouraging communities to take part in your project. These pages provide information about: what to plant, sourcing seeds and plants, and growing your own plants.

This section aims to provide advice on selecting the most appropriate plants for your ecological restoration site. It should be noted that not all sites require planting and your focus may be on pest control and natural plant regeneration.

Whether you are looking for plants or seeds to grow on your own, where possible we recommend that you eco-source.

A range of native plants can be grown relatively easily and cheaply. However while it is quite possible, it is important that before starting you pay a little consideration to the following: