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September 18, 2013

TREE-MENDOUS Maryland is Now Accepting Fall Orders

by Martha
Cape St. Claire Elementary students helping with a TREE-MENDOUS planting

Cape St. Claire Elementary students helping with a TREE-MENDOUS planting

Schools, churches, organizations and businesses looking to green their community this fall are encouraged to check out the recently released TREE-MENDOUS 2013 order form, which features high-quality, native trees and shrubs available at discounted prices for plantings on public lands.

“Increasing tree canopy in public, urban areas helps keep Maryland’s air, water and wildlife healthy, and adds to the shade, greenery and overall attractiveness of our communities,” said TREE-MENDOUS Coordinator Tim Culbreth.

TREE-MENDOUS trees and shrubs are available for planting in any public area in Maryland, such as community open spaces, school grounds, government facilities and rights-of-way. Maryland Green Schools receive a one-to-one match on orders up to 20 trees. Purchasers should make sure they receive permission from the facility or land manager before ordering.

For the order form and more information, Marylanders may visit dnr.state.md.us/forests/treemendous/ordertrees.asp.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Marylanders Plant Trees program offers $25 coupons for use at participating nurseries towards the purchase of native trees for planting on private lands. Those who plant and register can observe the environmental benefits of their tree through interactive maps and charts. DNR reminds Marylanders that the Gift of Trees program, which plants native trees in honor or memory of family and friends, is a great way to celebrate holidays or birthdays, or observe other special occasions.

More information is available at trees.maryland.gov.

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