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Free Trees at Corsica River Day in Queen Anne’s County

Department Provides Native Seedlings Sept. 15

Photo of pin oak seedlings at the John S. Ayton State Tree Nursery

Pin oak seedlings being grown at the John S. Ayton State Tree Nursery

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will give away potted native tree seedlings on Sept. 15 during the Corsica River Day celebration at Corsica River Yacht Club in Centreville. A mix of 50 native species will be available at the Maryland Forest Service table on a first-come, first-served basis.

Species of tree seedlings will include eastern red cedar, sycamore, bald cypress, and assorted oaks including pin, swamp white, and willow oak.

Each one-gallon, potted native tree seedling is about 1-2 feet tall. To help protect the health of the seedlings, the department will also provide a free tree tube, stake, and bird net while supplies last.

Potted tree seedlings may be picked up at the Maryland Forest Service table between noon and 3 p.m. on Sept. 15. The annual event is sponsored by the Corsica River Conservancy, Corsica River Yacht Club, and Queen Anne’s County.