Planting in a Riparian System

Johnny Randall, North Carolina Botanical Garden

This video reviews an experimental technique that refines optimal practice for planting the federally endangered harperella (Ptilimnium nodosum) along a river. After selecting a suitable site, obtaining permission, and propagating many plants, North Carolina Botanical Garden staff and volunteers planted 70 seedlings planted into replicated plots of terracell, coir, and natural cobble. Using the two stabilizers required different planting techniques.  Monitoring following planting day revealed that coir fabric supported the best plant growth even after many years.