Keep Phosphorus Out of the Lake!
Shoreline trees, shrubs, and groundcover plants are excellent at soaking up phosphorus before it can get into a lake where it can -- ultimately -- cause algae blooms.
Interested in improving your buffer?
Buffer Publication Resource List
Includes descriptions of publications with contact information and links to digital versions.
A Guide to Creating Vegetated Buffers for Lakefront Properties (1998)
Get started on planning and planting your shoreline buffer.
Buffer Handbook Plant List
Details about trees, shrubs, and groundcovers for buffers in Maine.
Invasive plants from the Maine Natural Areas Program
Masthead Credit: Washington Conservation District