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Landscape Guidance Documents

SHA Landscape Design Guide
SHA Landscape Design Guide (PDF, 2.99 MB) describes policies and design principles for landscape construction, including standards for landscape plans, mitigation design, offset distances and related topics.
SHA Environmental Guide for Access & District Permit Applicants
SHA Environmental Guide for Access & District Permit Applicants (PDF, 455 kb) explains key principles and provides required SHA Landscape Notes for plans developed for Access and District permits.
SHA Landscape Estimating Manual
SHA Landscape Estimating Manual (PDF, 1.30 mb) includes information required to develop plans and specifications using the 2017 Standard Specifications for Construction and Materials.
SHA Preferred Plant List
SHA Preferred Plant List (PDF, 1.07mb) is a spreadsheet of plant materials that are appropriate for SHA roadways. The structure of the Preferred Plant List is explained in the Landscape Design Guide.
Specifications Updated SHA Landscape Specifications  This page provides links to 2017 SHA Standard Specifications that are required for all construction under an Access Permit or a District Permit.

Questions? Please send email to Joseph E. Vervier, Chief, Landscape Operations Division at jvervier@sha.state.md.us

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