Ecosourcing is the propagation of native plants from a representative
sample of the local wild population for ecological restoration.
Ecosourcing ensures that your planting reflects the diversity characteristic
of the local population and so preserves biodiversity.
If you would like a regular update on the local native plants producing seed and
a bit of information about the plants contact email@example.com
Remember whenever collecting seed; first ask for permission from the land owner,
whether it is privately owned, DOC estate or a local council reserve.
Ecosourcing requires the collection of seed from plants known to be naturally
occurring where they are growing and preferably from a range of the specimens available.
The following info has been supplied by Wayne Bennett.
There is a good lot of seed available from the Kaniwhaniwha reserve and Nikau walkway. Concentration on those areas will provide the appropriate species.
Species and Month to collect seed
Porokaiwhiri Oct- Nov
Mapou March-August (quite variable)
Kamahi March April
Carex geminata March
Tutu April May (good for erosion control but poisonous)