The Woodlot Design Principle is intended as a
planting option to reinforce the scenic amenity represented by
existing natural landforms and vegetation with the introduction of
a mixture of plant materials designed to harmonize with the
natural character of the site. This option can be utilized in
required open space, greenbelts, front and side yard landscapes
and any required landscaped areas other than parking lots. The
plots shall be located away from vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
The plan should be shown at minimum scale of 1”=20’-0” and shall
be submitted with landscape plans.
The intent of the option is to protect, create and/or enhance
the natural woodland landscape found in lower Michigan and
particularly in Farmington Hills. The woodlands are described
primarily as Oak-Hickory and Maple-Beech forests. Other tree
species that are associated with these forests are Ash, Elm,
Sweetgum, Poplar, Walnut, Wild Cherry, Sycamore and Dogwood (refer
to the Plant Materials list below for the suggested plant
- Plant Material Size, Spacing and Condition
- Woodlot plot size shall be minimum 500 square feet. Width
shall be minimum eight (8’) feet.
- Deciduous trees shall be minimum one (1”) inch caliper and
shall contain a mixture of sizes based on the following