LANDSCAPING WITH NATIVES RESOURCES
WUCOLS IV provides evaluations of the irrigation water needs for over 3,500 plant groups used in California landscapes
The ELA advocates for environmentally responsible stewardship of land and natural resources in landscaping and horticultural practices of both professionals and the public. Through education, collaboration, and networking, ELA promotes the design, installation, and maintenance of landscapes that are guided by a knowledge of and respect for natural ecosystems.
Recently, numerous Phytophthora (pronounced Fie-TOF-ther-uh) plant pathogens have been detected in California native plant nurseries and habitat restoration sites. One of the most recognizeable species is one that causes sudden oak death, Phytophthora ramorum. Nurseries can be high risk sites for the spread of Phytophthora, potentially resulting in outbreaks of root diseases in natural ecosystems. Hedgerow Farms has a set of Best Management Practices created by the California Department of Agriculture in place to prevent spreading these pathogens.