A portion of a lot set aside for open space and/or visual screening purposes. Buffers help separate different use districts, or to separate one property from another property.

Traditional buffers can usually be graded and vegetation and trees removed. Additionally, buffers can also be landscaped, adding additional vegetation or trees if desired.

Alternately, Undisturbed Buffers may not be graded. Undisturbed buffers must be fully protected, keeping all vegetation and trees as-is.