Soil Fixers

Species capable of remediating soils


Plants’ association with microorganisms and their ability to concentrate certain pollutants such as heavy metals and harmful organic molecules in their tissues is what allows their use in the remediation process known as phytoremediation. The design, management, and subsequent harvest of specific plant communities will allow for the restoration of various ecosystems, both terrestrial and aquatic. An example of this is the use of wetland plant communities for the treatment of sewage water.