LOCAL NATIVE PLANTS FOR ROADSIDE LANDSCAPING -
THE TOP STATE DOTS IN FIVE CATEGORIES

Preliminary Report on State DOTs testing and use of Local Native Plants for Roadsides

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Data November 30, 2000 - Phone (650) 325-7333 -
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CATEGORY 1 - MOST TEST PLOTS OF NATIVE PLANTS PER STATE
Top State: New Mexico
Number: 600
Statewide Equivalent: One Plot for every 202 square miles of State's land area.

Second in category: Delaware
Number: 22
Statewide Equivalent: One plot for every 88 square miles of State's land area.




CATEGORY 2 - MOST ANNUAL DOLLARS EXPENDED ON NATIVE PLANT TEST PLOTS OR PLANTINGS PER SQUARE MILE LAND AREA OF STATE.
Top State: Iowa
Amount Per Year: $10,000,000
$ Per Sq. Mile of State's Land Area: $180.00

Second in Category: Delaware
Amount Per Year: $200,000
$ Per Sq. Mile of State's Land Area: $102.00




CATEGORY 3 - HIGHEST NUMBER OF SPECIES IN TEST PLOTS
Top State: Iowa
Number: 164
Statewide Equivalent: One Species for every 340 sq. miles of State's land area.

Second in Category: Delaware
Number: 96
Statewide Equivalent: One Species for every 20 sq. miles of State's land area.




CATEGORY 4 - MOST TEST PLOTS PER NUMBER OF POTENTIAL
VEGETATION ZONES IN STATE.
Top State:New Mexico
Number of Potential Vegetation Zones in State: 13
Number of Test Plots: 600
Test Plots Divided by Number of Zones: 46 Plots/Zone

Second in Category:
Delaware
Number of Potential Vegetation Zones in State: 2
Number of Test Plots: 22
Test Plots Divided by Number of Zones: 11 Plots/Zone


CATEGORY 5 - MOST SPECIES IN TEST PLOTS PER NUMBER OF POTENTIAL VEGETATION ZONES IN STATE.
Top State: Delaware
Number of Potential Vegetation Zones in State: 2
Number of Species in Test Plots: 96
Species in Test Plots divided by Number of Zones: 48 Species/Zone

Second in Category: Iowa
Number of Potential Vegetation Zones in State: 5
Number of Species in Test Plots: 164
Species in Test Plots divided by Number of Zones: 32.8 Species/Zone