Ecological restorations of small sites often rely primarily on installing plants to establish the desired natural vegetation. Even large sites, which are typically seeded, may be supplemented with plantings. This course presents the successful steps for designing, installing, and managing a native species planting project. This course acts as a guide to making sound decisions for each of these critical steps.

The course covers how to:

  • Evaluate whether there are sources of plants on the site or in the landscape that could contribute to revegetation.
  • Determine which species will be best suited for a restoration planting.
  • Select and acquire the optimal kinds of planting stock for site conditions and project goals.
  • Develop a planting plan
  • Prepare a site to be planted.
  • Installing large numbers of plants on a site as part of planned events.
  • Manage sites following planting to promote vegetation establishment.

This course is part of a certificate program. Site assessment and setting restoration goals is a prerequisite for this course. 

Participants who complete the entire course will receive 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

$375 course fee.

Course Contact

Julia Bohnen, 612-624-0779, bohne001@umn.edu

Registration Questions

Extension Registration, ext-reg@umn.edu

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