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TREE-MENDOUS Now Accepting Spring Orders

Schools, churches, organizations and businesses looking to green their community are encouraged to check out the recently released TREE-MENDOUS 2014 order form, which features high-quality, native trees and shrubs available at discounted prices for plantings on public lands.

“Increasing tree canopy in urban communities helps revitalize the area’s look and feel, improves air and water quality, and enhances habitat for wildlife,” said TREE-MENDOUS Coordinator Tim Culbreth.

TREE-MENDOUS trees and shrubs are available in mid-March 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 trees.

For the order form and more information, citizens may visit

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Marylanders Plant Trees program offers $25 coupons for use at participating nurseries toward 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 and will be eligible for prizes. 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