TREE NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque Open Space Division’s Candelaria Preserve Native Plant Nursery Project Summary

The primary objective of this project is to address the critical shortage of native riparian middle story plant materials needed to treat the resurgence of invasive plants caused by fuels reduction. The collaborators and management practices of Open Space Division (OSD), the initial work accomplishments of the Tree New Mexico 2007 CFRP Proposal is outlined from a meeting taken place on January 9, 2008. Martin Martinez was appointed as liaison for OSD between Tree New Mexico (TNM) outlined a project accomplishment strategy.

The layout of 12 rows averaging 1000 plants per row, gives the capacity of 12,000 plants. The area was split up in three sections. One being the seedling area that hold 3000 seedlings, the second is the area where the seedlings have grown two years out and are moved to the area that holds 3000 plants.

Plant Species to be grown: Trees and Shrubs

New Mexico Olive

Amorpha Fruticosa

Wolfberry

Golden Current

Black Willow

Forestiera Neomexicana

Gray Baccharis

Choke Cherry

Skunkbush Sumac

Mountain Mahogany

Indigo Bush

Baccharis Salicina

Native Plum

Woods Rose