The Forest For The Trees: A Systematic Approach to Restoring Native Plant Communities

Author(s): Wayne Bennett

Flora & Fauna

The Forest For The Trees is guide to restoring a whole community of native plants to natural areas, forest remnants and riparian margins. This guide is based on observations of natural sites and features a variety of real life examples.  All of the weeds and the native plants discussed in the book are described and illustrated and their role in an ecosystem explained. 

This book will be essential reading for anyone wanting to protect regional character and  minimise the maintenance required when establishing native plants in the landscape.


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Wayne Bennett has had a lifetime of experience propagating and growing native plants of the Waikato. Wayne started  collecting seed and propagating plants to regenerate native bush around his new home near Ngaruawahia. He has had twenty- five years experience establishing native trees and observing the natural succession of native plant species. Wayne is currently the coordinator for Ecosourced Waikato, a project manager for Waikato Rivercare and is on the committee of Ngaruawahia Action Group. He has a fascination for wild places, natural systems and native plants and animals.

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  • : 9780473454753
  • : Forest Flora
  • : books

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  • : Wayne Bennett