Appalachian Encourages Native Plant Stewardship
Wild chestnuts, harvested for replanting back in the wild.
Jack-In-The-Pulpit seeds harvested in the wild, for planting back in the wild.
Appalachian Land & Conservation Services encourages all landowners to do a little stewardship of native plants on their land.
"Native plants are heavily challenged by deer populations that don't know when to stop eating," says Appalachian president Josh First.
"A little stewardship goes a long way. For example, I recently harvested jack in the pulpit seeds and wild chestnut seeds, all of which will be carefully planted on properties that historically had them and can now support them," says First.
By planting native wildflowers and trees, landowners are leaving a legacy for future generations of plants, people, and wild animals, and it just takes a few minutes here and there.