Consider planting areas on the farm that are unused
- Edges and ungrazed areas such as shelterbelts, irrigation pivot corners
- Along races
- Near the house, buildings and sheds
- At the entrance of your property or along the road frontage
- Gullies and wet areas
Make sure to select plants that thrive on their own in exposed areas, and protect them from grazing animals.
Great plants for native wildlife
Plants provide food and shelter for wildlife.
Specific plants will encourage native birds, lizards and insects. Select plants that provide ground cover for predator protection, or are source of fruit or nectar. For example:
- Small species - shrubby tororaro, coprosma species, fern species, carex species, muehlenbeckia
- Medium species - kawakawa, māhoe/whitey wood, rewarewa, tītoki, kōwhai
- Larger canopy trees - kahikatea, kauri, pohutukawa, tōtara, pūriri