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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Perspectives with Diverse Species and Restoration Projects
Graig Delbol
1996: Salem, OR
The use of native woody plants here in the West, from bigleaf maples to thimbleberries, is relatively new to a forest industry which has traditionally relied upon conifers for reforestation and revegetation projects. But within the last decade, those concerned with ecosystem management, wildlife biologists and others, have begun planting native hardwood species along streambanks, highly-erodible slopes, harsh sites and other difficult to revegetate areas. Hardwood plants also have been planted for their critical role in the food chain. Native plant species, therefore, have found a new place in forest practice.
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