Planting Guidelines

Planting native vegetation can provide a community that will survive harsh coastal conditions while decreasing maintenance needs, providing important ecosystem services, preserving the natural character of the environment, providing habitat for wildlife, filtering pollution, and providing natural protection from storm damage and erosion.

A native vegetated buffer enhances natural resources such as soil, water, air quality and provide wildlife habitat. Please see the approved plant lists and guidelines below for planting in conservation buffers or coastal environments. 

Trees & Shrubs

Herbaceous Plants

Follow the links embedded in the pictures below to learn more!

Sample Planting Plan for a Coastal Bank

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Sample Planting Plan for an Existing Seawall

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Sample Planting Plan for a Coastal Dune

Dunes (Ellie Lawrence)