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
Please contact the Environmental Department at 248.451.4818 if you have any further questions
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