Planting native trees and shrubs to restore a portion of your property to forested conditions is good for your property values, good for native wildlife, good for your local watershed and good for the Bay:
- Landscaping can add 10 to 20 percent more value to a property – especially landscaping that incorporates mature trees.
- Using native plant material is ideal because they tend to thrive when planted in our home gardens.
- Plants are not optional — we can’t live without them. By gardening with native plants — no matter where you live or how small or large your space is — you can help sustain wildlife.
- Trees and shrubs increase infiltration and evapotranspiration of stormwater and remove pollutants, which improves water quality.
Decrease your impact on stormwater and the Chesapeake Bay by farming your yard for habitat and runoff reduction.