Planten van Hier
Planten van Hier
Planten van Hier
Planten van Hier
Planten van Hier
Planten van Hier
Planten van Hier
Planten van Hier

Planten van Hier

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Article number: 9789050116695
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Author Henny Ketelaar and others
Language Dutch
ISBN 9789050116695
Publisher KNNV Publishing
Pages 264
Format 29.7 x 22 cm
Binding  Hardcover
Images Color photos
Published 2018

In Planten van Hier the story of the Dutch landscape is told. This landscape has been formed over the course of thousands of years by a close interplay of various natural factors. The current indigenous flora is a reflection of this. From herb-rich fields and meadows to floodplains and from the dunes to the Limburg loess soils: you will find more than 1,400 indigenous plant species that together give the Dutch landscape its charm and its ecological value.

Unfortunately, no less than 40% of our wild plants are threatened and of all grasslands only about 2% to 3% is still flowery. That original ecological wealth has come under increasing pressure and has deteriorated sharply. Consider intensive agriculture, urbanization and infrastructure; these have an ever-increasing impact on the landscape and with that on the flora and fauna. Species disappear rapidly, but we also see that where nature is protected and restored, species can also return relatively quickly. Supreme time to invest in a sustainable landscape. But how do we make our living environment more sustainable and florid?

"Plants from here" combines knowledge and inspiration around our native flora and convincingly shows the advantages of a varied and natural green landscape:

  • for ourselves,
  • biodiversity
  • and our economy.

This richly illustrated book (it contains more than 700 photos) offers a lot of inspiration and concrete examples for citizens, managers and landowners, to make their own environment flowery.

The construction and management of herbaceous vegetations and special initiatives to preserve indigenous flora for the future, such as herb-rich verges and dikes, flower gardens, colorful inner cities and industrial estates, will be discussed. 50 species of wild plants in their relation to their environment and in particular with insects are described. The connection with people is also made visible.

Planting Here is in collaboration with NL Bloeit !, FLORON, Vlinderstichting, Wageningen and Radboud University, Cruydt-Hoeck and Heem.

Lead author Henny Ketelaar is the founder of the company Sources - Center for the distribution of native woody crops. Now he is a board member of Stichting NL Bloeit! He previously wrote Trees and Bushes from here.

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