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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Tribal Native Plant Nursery

Products

The Tribal Native Plant Nursery (TNPN) is a production native plant nursery. We collect wild seed on site, then pre-treat seed to overcome specific dormancy issues, we then grow one year and plus one plants in containers for customer purchase and outplanting. Our nursery supplies local native plant species for use in restoration, mitigation, nativescaping, and xeriscaping.

TNPN produces over 60 different species of native plants from locally sourced seed. Click on the Availability button on the left to see our latest availability list.

In 2013 TNPN produced almost 60,000 10 cubic inch plugs and over 12,000 1 gallon and larger plants. In the future, we plan to expand our production to better serve the regions habitat restoration, commercial and retail native plant needs.

Restoration & Mitigation

The major emphasis for TNPN is in providing plant material and technical support for habitat restoration projects in the region. These are not limited to riparian landscapes, but also include wetland, shrub/steppe and xeric sites. For more information, click here to see a list of native plants according to their relative water needs. If you need plants for a project, contact us, we specialize in contract seed collection and growing for restoration and mitigation projects.

Nativescaping

If you are looking to use native plants in a home or commercial landscape, we have a series of informational pages for your use. Click on the links below for more information:

Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping is an often mis-understood term. Most accurately, it is defined as landscaping and gardening in ways that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water from irrigation. Sometimes, terms such as water-conserving landscapes, drought-tolerant landscaping, and smart scaping are used instead. Plants whose natural requirements are appropriate to the local climate are emphasized, and care is taken to avoid losing water to evaporation and run-off. The specific plants used in xeriscaping depend upon the climate and may or may not be natives.

Xeriscaping is not the same as "zero-scaping" (in which the designed landscape consists mostly of hard surfaces, with a few plants as accent features), and can look quite lush and colorful. Xeriscaping is also different from natural landscaping, because the emphasis in xeriscaping is on selection of plants for water conservation, not necessarily selecting native plants. For more information, click here to see a list of native plants according to their relative water needs.

Pollinator Gardens

Another way to use native plants in a home or commercial landscape is in attracting butterflies and other insects that pollinate plants. Click on the links below for more information: