Nature does it best. That is why our approach is so focused on mimicking the systems that work. Ecological restoration to us means assisting disturbed land with the ecology that it functions best with. Understanding what the land needs is as simple as observing the characteristics of the land and mimicking the healthy ecology you find in an identical setting.
Leaf Ninjas professional team offers services for plant specific sections of projects for developers, earthwork contractors, landscape architect firms, municipalities and mining groups. We work with groups that have experienced high planting failures, difficult installations and high costs with non-horticultralist installation teams. Leaf Ninjas delivers optimum success and ease for projects with a dedicated horticultral team focused only on plant sourcing and installation. Source identified plants tailored for your projects needs and effective easy to communicate with owner operated management.
Selection of the perfect plants is only half the battle. Insuring that they survive and thrive after being transplanted is the real task. Our plantsmen have decades of planting experience. We add microbiology and fungi to the soils to improve plant health. Watering is regimented and exact from planting through to complete establishment. Weeds are managed efficiently. Follow ups are performed and reported on by our horticultural professionals.
Ecological Restoration Services
- Live stake material Sandbar Willow (Salix interior, Salix exigua), Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera), Balsam poplar (Poplar balsamifera) Southern Alberta sourced
- Plant supply and installation (plugs, LP, up to 5 gallon, ability to plant 20,000+ units per project)
- Pre-disturbance cataloguing and genetic collection
- Erosion control and Bio-engineering
- Contract propagation and growing
- Weed management
- Health assessments
Live stakes and planting services
We offer live stakes for direct planting, fascine (live bundles), pit planting, sonotubes, plug planting and other bio-engineering methods. All of our live stake willows are harvested locally and specific for projects needs and held in refrigeration under humidity controls to insure that the cuttings are viable on the date of delivery.Experienced in the latest information of harvesting and installation techniques for erosion control and bio-engineering from leading organizations and individuals. We take all the steps to ensure optimum success for all projects we’re involved in.
With every project we encourage our clients to have our expert planters perform the installation of the live stakes and other plants to insure the highest success of the project. With our experienced planting crew made up of horticultralists we can plant anywhere from 1000-20,000+ plants per project. We can assess the soil conditions and exact function of the plantings before orders are filled so that necessary steps can be taken to prevent installation delays, find extra savings and improve the success of efforts.
Pre-disturbance Cataloguing and Seed Collection
Our pre-disturbance services include in field biologist and horticultralist to record and catalogue desired species of plants to be saved before development or enhancement. After cataloguing, collection of the desired species seeds will begin, then growing of the plants that are being removed to then be replaced after disturbance.
Contract growing services are available through the Leaf Ninja native and edible plant nursery located 25 minutes east of Calgary. If your project requires source identified seeds stock, unique and hearty genetics for a range of diverse projects. Leaf Ninjas nursery is able to contract grow 200,000+ units with appropriate timing.
In our experience, the main failure of planting projects is the lack of aftercare program. Success rates drastically increase with a management schedule in place. This includes watering in the establishment phase, pest (bugs, rodents and other wildlife) and weed management. Our expert team can prime the short and long term success for your projects needs.
For the greatest ease, success and cost savings, work with Leaf Ninjas for all your planting, erosion control and flood mitigation needs.