Where and What CVNPRN Plants Are Used For
Ever wonder where our plants end up? While our plants are grown with a focus on the Champlain Valley Region, the Nursery is involved in projects throughout Vermont and with our neighbors in Washington County, NY. Projects come in all sizes from assisting a landowner looking to add a few trees to their yard to larger scale restoration projects through environmental organizations.
In the Fall of 2022, the Champlain Valley Native Plant Restoration Nursery provided plants to the Batten Kill Watershed Alliance for a restoration planting in Manchester, VT.
The restoration site is a 14-acre parcel along the Battenkill River that had historically been used as a hay field. The company Orvis recently bought the property and has been using it as part of their outdoor fly-fishing classroom. The planting will enhance the riparian zone and address some significant erosion and stream bank stabilization issues occurring on site. The planting crew, consisting of Orvis employees and family, and members of the BKWA and BCCD, worked hard installing 160 native trees and shrubs on a 1-acre section of the property. Next season they plan to continue the work on this parcel and put additional trees in.
Species purchased through the Nursery and installed Fall of 2022 included Sycamore, Swamp White Oak, River Birch, Silver Maple, Quaking Aspen, Black Cherry, Elderberry, Winterberry, and Silky Dogwood.