The Town has received a Bird City and Tree City designation. To uphold our promise for environmental activism we are promoting native landscaping throughout the Town. In order to assist the development community our Keep La Plata Beautiful Team assisted in creating a Recommended Plantings List!
- Tab 1 - Introduction/Legend
- Tab 2 - Main plant list is natives and nativars.
- Tab 3 - Banned plants
- Tab 3 - Local nursery resources
What You Should Plant
Plants that are native to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed!! Nativars and certain cultivars will also be allowed in certain instances.
What You Should Not Plant
Invasive Plants can be detrimental to our native ecosystem. For more information, please visit the Maryland Department of Agriculture Invasive Plants Web page.
- Kendle, A.D. and Rose, J.E. (2000), "The aliens have landed! What are the justifications for 'native only' policies in landscape plantings?", Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 47, Numbers 1/2, pages 19 to 31.
- Impact of non-indigenous species on natives enhanced by anthropogenic alteration of selection regimes
- Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity
- Urban birds and planting design: strategies for incorporating ecological goals into residential landscapes
- Growing a diverse urban forest: Species selection decisions by practitioners planting and supplying trees
- Native Replacements for Invasives (PDF)
- Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping (PDF)