Native plants are adapted to our climate and naturally resistant to pests and diseases. They require less maintenance and have additional stormwater and wildlife advantages. Most importantly, they are fundamental in supporting wildlife.
- Benefits of native plants – short video (2 mins) discussing why we focus on native plants as a program
Articles and Studies
- The Chickadees Guide to Gardening – New York Times article by Douglas Tallamy.
- Study On Native Plants and Birds – Short article about a Smithsonian study that emphasizes the importance of native species to birds.
- Gardening with Oregon Natives – Great article from the Oregon State University Extension, written by Linda R. McMahan.