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Maryland Fall Foliage Report: November 12, 2020

Welcome to the Fall Foliage Report for November 12, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Fall colors have finally reached their peak in Southern Maryland and the lower Eastern Shore. Plan a drive or hike to get out and see the foliage this weekend!


Fall Foliage Report: November 5, 2020

  Welcome to the Fall Foliage Report for November 5, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Although recent wind and rain have sent much of Maryland past peak foliage, the southern part of the state is looking very colorful.




Communities Across Maryland Receive 3,450 Free Trees

DNR and Clear Ridge Nursery Partner for Distribution The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with Clear Ridge Nursery in Union Bridge, Carroll County, is distributing more than 3,450 free containerized trees to help increase tree canopy across the state. The Maryland Forest Service identified 44 conservation groups, government agencies, community groups, and nonprofit  Read the Rest…



Tree-Mendous Offerings Ready for Spring Planting

Native Trees and Shrubs Available for Public Spaces The Maryland Department of Natural Resources aims to expand tree cover on public lands across the state, offering affordable and attractive trees for planting on community lands and open space through its Tree-Mendous Maryland program. Offerings through Tree-Mendous are high-quality, native shrubs and trees, which are grown  Read the Rest…


Programs and Funding Bolster Maryland Forest Products Sector

State, Partners Working on New Market Strategies The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Department of Commerce, and other state agencies are working with partners across the state to direct grants, programs, and strategies for building new markets for Maryland’s forest products industry.   Overall market decline and sudden losses such as the closure of  Read the Rest…







Somerset County Celebrating Arbor Day

Students to Join State, County Officials for Tree-Planting Somerset 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  Read the Rest…




Spring Wildfire Season in Maryland Calls for Precautions

Maryland Forest Service Prepared for Wildfire Activity Spring wildfire season has begun in Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents across Maryland to prepare and help prevent wildfires. “Wildfire occurrence is highest in the spring when forest fuels are the driest and weather conditions are at the optimum for fire spread,” Maryland Forest  Read the Rest…




Give the Gift of Trees this Holiday

Trees Provide Ecological, Economic and Quality of Life Benefits This holiday season the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers everyone the opportunity to give the Gift of Trees, a program where Marylanders purchase native trees for planting in honor of a celebration, commemoration or observation. Trees provide ecological, economic and quality of life benefits and services, including enhancing  Read the Rest…


State Tree Nursery Now Accepting Orders

Opportunity for Large-scale Plantings on Private Lands The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting online orders for shrub and tree seedlings from the John S. Ayton State Forest Tree Nursery for the spring 2019 planting season. The nursery offers more than 50 species of shrubs and trees for large-scale plantings on private land to meet a wide variety  Read the Rest…


Free Tree Seedlings Available for Cecil County Landowners

Riparian Homeowners Can Help Improve Water Quality The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering free tree seedlings to help improve water quality in Cecil County. County landowners who have a creek, drainage ditch, stream or other waterway on or near their property are eligible for free trees through the department’s Backyard Buffers program.


Free Tree Seedlings Available for Harford County Landowners

Riparian Homeowners Can Help Improve Water Quality The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering free tree seedlings to help improve water quality in Harford County. County landowners who have a creek, drainage ditch, stream or other waterway on or near their property are eligible for free trees through the department’s Backyard Buffers program.


Free Tree Seedlings Available for Carroll County Landowners

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering free tree seedlings to help improve water quality in Carroll County. Landowners who have a creek, drainage ditch, stream or other waterway on or near their property are eligible for free trees through the department’s Backyard Buffers program. Requests for seedlings must be received by April 3. Interested property owners should  Read the Rest…


Free Tree Seedlings Available for Washington County Landowners

Riparian Homeowners Can Help Improve Water Quality The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering free tree and shrub seedlings to help improve water quality in Washington County. County landowners who have a creek, drainage ditch, stream or other waterway on or near their property are eligible for free seedlings through the department’s Backyard Buffers program.


Free Tree Seedlings Available for Frederick County Landowners

Riparian Homeowners Can Help Improve Water Quality The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering free tree seedlings to help improve water quality in Frederick County. County landowners who have a creek, drainage ditch, stream or other waterway on or near their property are eligible for free trees through the department’s Backyard Buffers program.


Free Tree Seedlings Available for Lower Eastern Shore Landowners

Available to Riparian Homeowners in Dorchester and Wicomico The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering free trees to help improve water quality in targeted Lower Eastern Shore communities. Dorchester and Wicomico County landowners who have a creek, drainage ditch, stream or other waterway on or near their property are eligible for free tree seedlings through the department’s Backyard  Read the Rest…


Free Tree Seedlings Available in Howard and Montgomery County

Riparian Homeowners Can Help Improve Water Quality The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering free tree plantings to help improve water quality in targeted communities in Howard and Montgomery counties.  Property owners who have a creek, drainage ditch, stream or other waterway on or near their property are eligible for free shrub and tree seedlings through  Read the Rest…


Free Tree Seedlings Available for Anne Arundel County Landowners

Riparian Homeowners Can Help Improve Water Quality The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering free tree plantings to help improve water quality in targeted Anne Arundel communities. County landowners who have a ditch, creek, stream, or other waterway on or near their property are eligible for free tree or shrub seedlings through the department’s Backyard Buffers program. Trees and  Read the Rest…


Free Tree Seedlings Available for Allegany County Landowners

Riparian Homeowners Can Help Improve Water Quality The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering free tree plantings to help improve water quality in targeted Allegany County communities.  County landowners who have a creek, drainage ditch, stream or other waterway on or near their property are eligible for free tree seedlings through the department’s Backyard Buffers program.


Free Tree Seedlings Available for Lower Eastern Shore Landowners

Available to Riparian Homeowners in Somerset and Worcester The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering free tree plantings to help improve water quality in targeted Lower Eastern Shore communities. Somerset and Worcester County landowners who have a creek, drainage ditch, stream or other waterway on or near their property are eligible for free tree seedlings through the department’s Backyard  Read the Rest…


Maryland Tree Nursery Now Taking Orders for Shrub and Tree Seedlings

Pollinator-Friendly Species Highlighted This Year The John S. Ayton State Forest Tree Nursery, managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, is currently accepting shrub and tree seedling orders. The nursery offers more than 50 species of trees and shrubs to meet a wide variety of landscaping preferences and conservation needs. Popular this year are the many trees  Read the Rest…


Maryland Conservation Corps Welcomes 35 New Members

Award-winning AmeriCorps Program Engages Young Adults in Natural Resource Projects The Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently welcomed 35 new members into the Maryland Conservation Corps. This award-winning AmeriCorps program involves young adults aged 17-25 in comprehensive natural resource management projects and substantial conservation and environmental education efforts at public lands and parks throughout the state.


Affordable and Attractive Trees Available for Public Planting

Tree-Mendous Maryland Orders Being Accepted; More Selections and Sizes Available The Maryland Department of Natural Resources aims to expand tree cover on public lands across the state, offering affordable and attractive trees for planting on community lands and open space through its Tree-Mendous Maryland program. New this year, the department is offering nearly double the number of high quality, native shrubs  Read the Rest…



Backyard Buffers Offer Trees to Improve Maryland’s Waters

Homeowners in Select Counties Can Get Free Seedlings  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering its Backyard Buffer program in select counties around the state. Any resident with a drainage ditch, stream, creek or river flowing through their property or adjacent to a waterway could qualify for a free “Buffer in a Bag.” Each bag contains approximately  Read the Rest…


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