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Out in the Field: Giving Plants More Time in the Sun

A lot of native re-vegetation projects (aka plantings) happen on Wildlife Habitat Steward properties. Unfortunately we, the Summer Students, don’t get to participate because summer is not the best time to plant. However, we do get to monitor the progress of previous plantings, and help the plants overcome obstacles like competition from other plants.

This is often referred to as “daylighting” where we clear space around a native plant of unwanted grasses and invasive species that threaten to shade-out or take valuable water and nutrients from the native plants. The goal is to help the native plants grow and establish quickly enough to out-compete unwanted plants around it.

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