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Fifth-Graders Encouraged to Show Appreciation for Trees through Art

Last year's First Place Overall by Jenny Ha from Washington Co.

Last year’s First Place Overall by Jenny Ha from Washington Co.

Top posters will win tree plantings at their school

Calling fifth-graders across Maryland! The Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Maryland Forest Conservancy District Boards, is sponsoring an Arbor Day poster contest, Trees Are Terrific….in Cities and Towns!

Fith-grade students are encouraged to share their appreciation for Maryland’s forests and trees through original works of art. The department will choose the top three posters to receive tree plantings at the winning artist’s school ─ first place will win 15 trees; second place will receive 10 trees; and third place will get five.

All posters must between 8.5- by 11-inches and 22- by 28-inches, and done in marker, crayon, paint pens, watercolor, ink, acrylic, regular or colored pencil, and/or tempera paint. They must be delivered or mailed to one of the state forest service offices no later than 4 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2016. Click here for more information.

Posters will be judged on a county level and then submitted to the Maryland Urban and Community Forestry Committee to compete at the statewide level. Winners’ teachers will be notified by March 25.

Questions or comments may be directed to Anne Gilbert at 410-260-8510 or