Elliott Duemler, Native Perennials Manager at Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries
Elliott Duemler provides the native-plant industry leadership in the Midwest as the Native Perennial Manager at Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries. He oversees all aspects related to TCRN’s perennial plug production. Elliott is passionate about all native plants, but his obsession is the Carex genera. He focuses on exceeding client expectations in quality and customer service as well as bringing more native plants to the horticultural trade.
Elliott received his degree from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he majored in General Resources Management. Prior to TCRN, Elliott interned at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, the Litzsinger Road Ecology Center; and worked as a Wilderness Surveyor for the USFS. He currently sits on the board of the Green Rock Audubon society.
Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries ... Native prairie plants and seeds
With three decades of experience growing, harvesting and preparing seed, plants, shrubs and trees, Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries (TCRN) produces the highest-quality native, local-genotype seed and plants available. Our seed is typically collected within a 150-mile radius of each of our nurseries. We track seed origins diligently and carry more than one genotype. Most of our seed is nursery-grown in beds started from seeds collected ethically on native remnants. We still do some wild seed collection to preserve and promote diversity, by contract with landowners, but our policy is to collect only a small portion of the seed present. Additionally, we provide ecological management including invasive species control on these sites to ensure remnants remain healthy and viable. We also specialize in local genotypes, so please call us with specific origin needs.