“It is a bad idea to load the landscape with cultivars that have no genetic variability… I think the safest policy right now is to encourage the use of straight species. Ask for them at your local nursery; encourage nurserymen to start stocking more straight species. The nursery industry has not embraced the message that native plants are more about ecosystem function than about looks. We have to convince them that there is a market for plants with high function.“DOUG TALLAMY, A WILD ONES HONORARY BOARD MEMBER
We advocate for a state ban on invasive ornamental plants.
We advocate for prioritizing use of native plants in public areas and spaces.