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Local Database

The goal of the Alaska Plants website is to provide information about trees, shrubs, and vines known to be growing successfully in Alaska landscapes. It is intended to help people choose the right plant for the right place and develop landscapes that fit into our native environs. The text is an extensive revision of the 1996 UAF Cooperative Extension publication, Landscape Plants for Alaska: A list of trees, shrubs, vines, and groundcovers for Alaskan Landscapes.

This project was funded in part by our national organization ( through their Chapter Improvement Project (CIP) funding.


This resource is a joint project between the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, and the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources Community Forestry Program.

American Society of Landscape Architects Alaska Chapter members Ed Leonetti, Kevin Donier, Nancy Casey, and Sarah Keown.
UAF Alaska Cooperative Extension Horticulture Specialist Julie Riley and Susan Bybee.
Patricia Joyner, Ed Buyarski, Debbie Hinchey, Pat Holloway, Merrill Jensen, Christopher Mertl, Mel Monsen, and Stephen Nickel reviewed the plant list and generously shared their plant knowledge and Alaskan experience.
Funding for the website came from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Agriculture and Division of Forestry.
Website design by Mike Knapp, Blue Skies Solutions, LLC

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