Landscape plans vary widely in detail and complexity. For single family residential applications, it may be necessary to illustrate street trees, but little more. For new commercial or multi-family development, extensive detail is often required. Consult the following list of many of the common elements required in a landscape plan (FAQs below offer additional information on specific requirements):
Notes- Communicate key requirements that are not easily communicated in graphics. Notes can be extremely brief or very detailed. A set of Sample Plan Notes are consistent with city regulations, but may not represent your unique situation. Use them as a reference and edit as appropriate.
Landscape requirements table- Must be included on all landscape plans. It provides a quantitative landscape summary of the proposed project per 9-9-12(d)(1)(J) B.R.C. 1981 . A sample version, in both PDF format and as a downloadable spreadsheet, include ALL POSSIBLE requirements, some of which may not represent your specific project.
Sample plans are representative of common landscape scenarios, but are not intended to be all inclusive. Please refer to the requirements of your particular development proposal and the FAQs below.
Provides you an opportunity to request modifications to the landscape requirements, based on a set of site review criteria. Any modification must be balanced with the overall quality of the project, and detailed plans and a tree inventory are required. See section 9-2-14(d) B.R.C. 1981 for a list of application requirements.
Other Key Landscaping Materials
Review Design and Construction Standards (DCS) - Approved for use in all landscape plans, be sure to review the standards and illustrations for your project. These materials are not all inclusive and many projects will require additional details specific to your proposal. DCS CAD drawings and DCS PDFs are also available. Commonly used details including Planting, Tree Grate, and Landscape Protection.
Review Tree Protection Requirements (Chapter 3.04 of the DCS) - Common details include Protected Root Zone, Tunneling. Mitigation for public tree removal is determined by the City Forester on a case-by-case basis. If reimbursement is required, the Trunk Formula Method is typically used to calculate the amount. The Trunk Formula Method is used to appraise the value of trees considered too large to be replaced with nursery stock. The value of the appraised tree is based on the cost of the largest available nursery tree and its cost of installation, plus the increase in value due to the larger size of the tree being appraised. The values are then adjusted according to the species of tree, its condition and its location.