The Need for Habitat Restoration

The disruption of native habitats results from the more destructive effects of an ever-growing human population. The team at TN Nursery is here to help specialists in habitat restoration or average consumers meet their goals of a more beautiful and balanced environment.

The industries which provided resources and materials to pave the way for progress undeniably altered many ecosystems from their original, diverse, wild state. You can see this through the decline of biodiversity, increased invasive species, and threats of extinction to many iconic creatures.

The development of human habitat, harvesting materials, and industrial processes for manufacturing comes at a cost. Depending on the degree or duration of human activity, a natural system will seek to restore balance in the disturbed area. The vacuum created by industrial impacts will often be filled by aggressive, non-native species more tolerant to the altered circumstances.

Habitat restoration is returning ecosystems to a healthy and dynamic condition that supports native species of plants and animals. Thereby returning the system, as closely as possible, to an earlier state supportive of a wide variety of interdependent flora and fauna.

Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity

Ecological restoration offers a way to improve air and water quality, increase the resilience of animal populations, or fulfill compliance conditions required by Federal or State governments. The team at TN Nursery is here to fulfill your objectives in restoration by providing some of the best quality native plants, along with information specific to the unique plants and their environments. The complex relationships between soil biology and animal communities vary widely, but a good rule of thumb is that greater diversity is often a sign of a healthy system.

Land Stewardship

Deforestation for timber, agriculture, and mining has resulted in habitat loss for untold species. However, this environmental cost, human consumption of resources, and space are only increasing in pace and scope. For this reason, a movement for land stewardship has emerged in recent decades across the country and worldwide.

The effort to better inform and improve the results of potential land stewards has emphasized the risks of imported landscaping options for grasses, flowers, and trees by comparing these as valuable tools to the compound benefits provided by native species' impact on an ecosystem.

Habitat Planting

Reforestation and management of the layers of the ecosystem by planting native hardwood or softwood trees have fourfold benefits on the economy, water quality, air quality, and biodiversity. Increasing the density and stem count of trees in an area can be one of the most significant positive factors in habitat restoration for the wild community. Ground cover by grasses, trees, and flowers can significantly improve water quality, reduce potentially dangerous run-off, and increase soil holding capacity.

Economically, the jobs created by habitat restoration are meaningful and beneficial to the natural and financial system. TN nursery is committed to environmental success and keeping our community beautiful; for these reasons, we stock an expansive inventory of habitat and natural restoration plantings and reforestation. Please check out our current listings, which will meet your needs, at our TN Nursery website.