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1

what is a native plant?

-one that occurs naturally in a particular region, ecosystem or habitat without direct or indirect human intervention
'flora present at the time europeans arrived in NA

2

what is naturalisation

process which a non native organism spreads into the wild and its reproduction maintains its pop'n

3

what is an invasive plants

weed plant; grows agressively, spreads and displaces other plants

4

why use native plants

-provide sense of regional uniqueness
-wildlife habitat

5

what does nanps stand for?

north america native plant society

6

what is a nativar

cultivar of a native plant

7

who is major supporter of native plant communities

vincent vizachero

8

are native cultivars?

yes if they are similar enough to native

9

what are girdling roots

- when roots wrap around themselves- strangle tree

10

what should you do when planting in clay soils

- dig hole twice as deep as rootball
-leave rootball sightly higher than ground
-fill hole with compost, peat and 1/3 of original soil volume , mix new with old

11

how long should you stake a tree?

first year of growing