Landscape Guidance Documents

SHA Landscape Design Guide
MDOT 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
MDOT 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
MDOT 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
MDOT SHA Preferred Plant List (PDF, 1.07 mb) is a spreadsheet of plant materials that are appropriate for MDOT SHA roadways. The structure of the Preferred Plant List is explained in the Landscape Design Guide.
   
Specifications Updated MDOT SHA Landscape Specifications  This page provides links to new 2017 MDOT SHA Standard Specifications that are required for all construction under an Access Permit or a District Permit.
SHA Landscape Design Guide
MDOT SHA Landscape Reporting Form (PDF, 784 KB) is used to report the application of landscape materials and other work on MDOT SHA property. The LRF replaces ‘Pesticide Application Reporting Form’ and ‘Nutrient Management Reporting Form’.

Questions? Please send email to Pamela Bowen, Chief, Landscape Operations Division at pbowen@mdot.maryland.gov