Tree-Mendous Maryland Orders Being Accepted
Free Pickup Available at Several Sites in October
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources aims to expand tree cover on public lands across the state by offering affordable and attractive trees for planting on public lands and open space through its Tree-Mendous Maryland program.
Church, civic, community and school groups, homeowners associations, local governments, nonprofits, and others are eligible to purchase shrubs and trees for planting on community and public lands. Order today!
“Autumn is a great time to plant native species because shrubbery and trees can survive and thrive over the winter months,” Maryland Forest Service Director Don VanHassent said. “The department offers dozens of species of high quality, native shrubs and trees that meet any planting need.”
To save on delivery fees, communities and nonprofits that order now can also pickup their trees at several sites in October:Green Ridge State Forest Oct. 2; Cedarville State Forest Oct. 4 or Tuckahoe State Park Oct. 11. Recipients can also pick their orders up at Clear Ridge Nursery in Carroll County, which grows and provides the trees, throughout the season. All orders must be delivered or picked up by Dec. 15.
Since starting Tree-Mendous Maryland in 1989, the Maryland Forest Service has assisted more than 3,000 groups and organizations with tree plantings. Tens of thousands of shrubs and trees have been planted in communities, parks, schools, squares and towns across the state. Trees beautify the landscape, clean and filter air and water, and provide essential habitat for wildlife.