In April 2008, two greenhouses — each measuring approximately 10 metres x 58 metres — were constructed on-site to ensure plant material propagated for the project was maintained in optimum quality over the period of restoration. Irrigation water was provided through overhead solid set sprinkler and manual hose/hand wand systems while geo-textile fabric was installed on the ground surface to eliminate weeds and provide a dry and even work area.
Beginning in mid-May 2008, plants were shipped to the Jasper greenhouses from five commercial greenhouse/nursery locations. While in the holding greenhouses, plants were acclimated for a minimum 10-day period before planting. Plants scheduled for placement later in the season were tended to — watered, fertilized and pruned — as required.