Acorus Restoration is a native plant nursery and ecological consulting firm working towards the enhancement and creation of natural areas in the Lower Great Lakes Basin in Ontario.
Since 1995, Acorus Restoration has been at the forefront of restoration in Ontario. We are the largest and most comprehensive supplier of native plants in Ontario and have expanded our nursery to include wetland (aquatic / marsh / swamp / wet meadow / fen / bog), upland (tall grass prairie / meadow) and woodland species (trees / shrubs / herbaceous). Given enough lead-time we are able to supply appropriate species for any sized project. With over 350 species of native plants we have the capacity to tailor plant communities for a wide variety of restoration and naturalization projects. Please consult our online catalogue for more information on our plants.
All of the plants grown in our nursery are from seed collected in an ecologically responsible manner. We are Certified Seed Collectors according to the standards set by the Ontario Forest Gene Conservation Association. All of our plants are indigenous to Southern Ontario. Using local source native plants maintains high levels of genetic diversity with plants that are adapted to local conditions. Native plants have a higher survival rate and are beneficial to local wildlife.
Acorus Restoration is able to oversee a restoration project from concept to completion. In the initial stages of a project we perform biological inventories, ecological land classification, environmental impact assessments and wetland evaluation. After collecting the information, we design a planting plan, grow the plants, and do the planting and follow-up monitoring. From start to finish we will be there to ensure that the project runs smoothly. Our experience in ecology and restoration will certainly contribute to the success of your naturalization projects.