To create plantings that thrive in the long term, a thorough understanding of local site conditions is required. NDI provides clients with recommendations for a variety of large scale projects including tree plantings, ecological restoration projects, and ecologically vibrant gardens. For example, it is important to fully assess a site for the purpose of creating tree plantings that will thrive in the long run. Site conditions such as soil types, wind exposure, roadside salt exposure, and light will strongly influence the tree species selection. This must be balanced with ecological and aesthetic goals as well.