Why native plants? Take a Closer Look.
Native plants provide essential habitat and food sources for local wildlife, including insects, birds, and pollinators. This helps support and promote biodiversity.
Improved Air Quality
Trees and native vegetation help filter pollutants from the air, resulting in improved air quality. This is especially valuable in urban areas.
Native plants are adapted to local climates and typically require less water than non-native species once established. This can help conserve water resources, especially in regions with water scarcity or drought conditions.
Trees and native vegetation absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, mitigating the effects of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas concentrations.
Reduced Soil Erosion
Deep-rooted native plants help stabilize soil and prevent erosion. This is particularly important in areas prone to soil erosion, such as riverbanks and coastal regions.
Native plants are generally well-adapted to local conditions, reducing the need for fertilizers, pesticides, and excessive maintenance. This can save both time and money.
California native plants are important because they are adapted to our local environment, support local wildlife, and add beauty to our world. By preserving and promoting these plants, we can help to protect the environment and create a more sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.