The Township encourages and may require the use of native plants within all landscape activties proposed within regulated environmental areas: wetlands, woodlands, shorelines and environmetnal features setback areas. Native plants are easy to maintain, faciltate nutrient cycling, effectively absorb storm/flood waters and provide critical habitat to diverse populations of plants and animals. Also, native plants are quite beautiful!
Although some non-native plants have been ornimentally used and supported by the horticulture business, non-native plants have the potential to rapidily proliferate and out-compete native plants. Once a non-native plant becomes invasive, it is difficult and costly to control the spead of these types of plants.
Native Plant Lists/Native Seed Mixes/Nurseries
- Suitable Native Plant List (Trees, Shrubs, Forbs, Grasses, Herbs)
- Emergent Wetland Seed Mix
- Wetland Edge Seed Mix
- Forested Wetland Seed Mix
- Rain Garden Seed Mix
- Mesic Shade Tolerant Woodland Seed Mix
- Mesic Woodland Seed Mix
- Woodland Seed Mix (Open/Dry)
- Salt Tolerant Roadside Seed Mix (Wet)
- Salt tolerant Roadside Seed Mix (Dry)
- Native Plant Nurseries
Please contact the Environmental Department at (248) 451-4818 if you have any further questions