Nursery keeps roots native

A Redmond nursery supplies restoration projects with native Central Oregon species.

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Redmond’s Clearwater Native Plant Nursery is the go-to source for local species when land management groups start restoration projects.

Since 2003, Mike Lattig has operated a native plant nursery, specializing in grasses, shrubs and trees that come from seeds he collects locally. And most of the company’s business comes from organizations like the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council and land management agencies who restore riverbanks and other ecosystems, Lattig said.

They’re looking for plants that will do well in Central Oregon’s specific environments, and so Lattig and his employees provide thousands of plants from seeds found close to home.

Read the full story at The Bulletin.

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