Collier County is often recognized by its citizens and visitors as having beautiful landscapes. This is achieved through the County’s landscape code which seeks to provide a natural aesthetic appeal to the built environment.
The County’s Land Development Code establishes the purpose and intent of the landscape code which strives to enhance the community’s identity, protect established residential neighborhoods, and reduce the potential incompatibility of adjacent land uses. Additionally, the code seeks to preserve canopy trees, reduce heat gain in buildings and paved areas through the creation of shade, and promote water conservation through the use of drought-tolerant landscaping. The landscape code also aims to reduce the potentially adverse impacts of noise, odor, and lighting.
The following documents are provided to assist in the landscape design and submittal process. Please note, these documents are to be considered as guides.
- Landscape Requirements for all Developments, found HERE
- LDC section 4.06.02, Landscape Buffer Requirements, found HERE
- Select Overlay District Landscape Requirements:
- General Landscape Calculations for all Development, found HERE
- Non-Code and Prohibited Plant Species, found HERE
- Native Tree and Shrub List, with Plant Material Cold Tolerance Map, found HERE
- Cultivated Tree Removal Information, found HERE
- Root Barrier Detail, found HERE, scroll down to LDC subsection 4.06.05 H.2
- General Landscape Review Guide, found HERE
Mark Templeton, Principal Planner, Development Review Division