Plant Native Plants

Planting native trees and shrubs is one of the best actions we can take to create a healthy watershed.

Native plants are adapted to our climate and soils. This means they require less water and maintenance - saving money and reducing the need for pesticides and fertilizers that can become pollution. Native plants grow deep, complex root systems that hold soil in place.

Adding native plants is especially important in urban and suburban landscapes, where large intact areas of wildlife habitats have been broken up by urban growth. The effects of habitat fragmentation are reduced when more native plants are planted in our yards, patios, and community spaces.

Native plants reflect the beauty of our region and provide habitat for the birds and animals that call Washington County home.