Palm Beach to boost native vegetation requirements for new landscaping

Coontie, a drought tolerant native cycad, was planted along South Lake Drive near the Town Marina on Monday.

An ordinance that increases indigenous vegetation necessities for new landscape tasks in the city won unanimous approval last week from the City Council.

Council customers agreed on initially examining to back again the evaluate, which mandates at the very least 35{6d6906d986cb38e604952ede6d65f3d49470e23f1a526661621333fa74363c48} of all new necessary landscaping in the kind of trees, palms, shrubs, vines and ground cover plants to consist of native vegetation.

It also designates the Institute for Regional Conservation’s Natives for Your Community as the sole listing for native vegetation, among the other necessities.

The changes appear two yrs soon after the city up to date its code to address the added benefits of applying indigenous landscape. That update included a requirement for new landscape assignments to incorporate at least 25{6d6906d986cb38e604952ede6d65f3d49470e23f1a526661621333fa74363c48} native vegetation. Moreover, native landscape vegetation would be identified by referencing a few unique Florida plant lists and guides.