As a projectís infrastructure is nearing completion, Black Eagle Nurseries and Maintenance is hired to recreate the look of the native desert on disturbed areas. These disturbed areas can include roadway cuts and fills, utility easements and temporary construction access roads.
We begin the process by planting trees and cacti salvaged from the site during the native plant salvage process. Next we install boulders and rocks if the site had any prior to construction. Various sizes of native plants, both nursery grown and bare rooted, are installed that are indigenous to the particular site. A drip irrigation system is installed to get the plants established. Typically it takes two to three years to get the plants established and wean them off the drip irrigation. The last step is to install small native cobble stone and desert seed mix to complete the re-vegetation process.
With a combination of seasonal rains and drip irrigation, a re-vegetated area can look exactly like the native desert is just three to four years. It is the goal of Black Eagle Nurseries and Maintenance to recreate and preserve as much of our Sonoran Desert ecosystem in this rapidly growing area.