Environmental

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!

Town of La Plata Recommended Plantings List (XLSX)

  • 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.

Other Resources

Urban Tree Canopy Plan - 2023

In 2022, the Town of La Plata commissioned a street tree inventory and urban tree canopy assessment to characterize tree canopy cover in the town and make recommendations for future work. This street tree inventory and urban tree canopy assessment were supported by a partnership between the town of La Plata and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

You can view the Urban Tree Canopy Plan here: La Plata Urban Tree Canopy Plan 2023

You can view the Street Tree Inventory Summary here: La Plata Street Tree Inventory Summary