Native plant and animal species are important for many different reasons. They help stabilize soil, purifying air, filtering water and most improtantly supporting native wildlife populations. Native plants are already adapted to our environment and have a signifigant impact on decreasing flooding and droughts as well as mitigating extreme temperatures. Once established native plants thrive in their natural environment.
Long Island is home to many types of plants and animals all competing for food and space to grow.
Native species have developed over hundreds or thousands of years in a particular region or ecosystem. Planting natives helps conserve biodiversity, provides food and shelter specifically for native wildlife.
Native Plant Facts
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Planting native means less watering, maintenance and it is better for local wildlife
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