PlantWise Vermont and the Voluntary Code of Conduct
More than 50 horticultural professionals have committed to protecting Vermont’s natural areas from invasive plants by participating in PlantWise Vermont and signing the Voluntary Code of Conduct, developed by the Vermont chapter of The Nature Conservancy, GreenWorks: Vermont Nursery and Landscaping Association and the Vermont Invasive Exotic Plant Committee.
Participating nurseries, landscapers, landscape architects and designers have voluntarily committed to discontinue the sale, propagation and/or installation of Japanese and common barberry, Norway maple, burning bush, yellow iris, Amur maple and all cultivars of these species. These plants are among those that are invasive in Vermont and easily spread throughout the landscape, threatening our natural areas, wildlife habitat, trees, birds and animals, as well as working forests.
Look for PlantWise Vermont signs and window decals at your favorite nursery or landscaper. If they aren’t participating yet, ask them to commit to PlantWise Vermont and sign the Voluntary Code of Conduct. Check back here to see new additions to the list.
If you are a horticultural professional, signing the code is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to protecting Vermont's woods and waterways.
The following businesses have signed the Code of Conduct:
Aquarius Landscape Sprinklers, Inc., Colchester
Arboreal Habitats, Ltd., Jacksonville
Barber Farm, Jericho
Boyle, T.J. Associates, LLC, Burlington
Derrick Boulay Landscapes, Inc., Craftsbury
E and E Horticultural Services, Plymouth
Earthscapes, Inc, Shelburne
Ehmann Landscape Design, Chittenden
Elmore Roots Fruit Tree Nursery, Elmore
Hepatica, Inc., New Haven
Labor of Love Landscaping & Nursery, Glover
Long Leaf Landscaping, LLC, New Haven
Marijke's Perennial Gardens Plus, Starksboro
Mary Sullivan Cliver Landscape Design, LLC, Brandon
Mettowee Mill Nursery, Dorset
MJ Childs Landscape Design, Williston
Morning Dew Landscaping & Stonework, Jeffersonville
Rugg Valley Landscaping, S. Londonderry
Shaw Hill Nursery, Stowe
Walker Farm, East Dummerston