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Somerset County Celebrating Arbor Day

Students to Join State, County Officials for Tree-Planting

Photo of youth planting treesSomerset County government, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold its first Arbor Day celebration with a tree planting event on April 24. The event begins at 10 a.m. next to the Board of Education Building, 7982A Tawes Campus Drive, Westover.

Local and state officials will join school students to plant more than 10 container-sized trees on the grounds. Trees are being supplied by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ TreeMendous Maryland and Gift of Trees programs. A second planting will also take place later in spring on the property, with the county planting 12.6 acres of seedlings for forest conservation mitigation.               

This project is being coordinated by the Maryland Forest Service along with the Somerset County Department of Technical and Community Services, Somerset County Public Works and Somerset County Board of Education.