Tree-Mendous Maryland — a program of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service — is now accepting spring orders! Those looking to green their communities are encouraged to check out the recently released 2015 order form, which features high-quality, native trees and shrubs available at discounted prices for plantings on public lands.
“Why plant trees? My favorite Nelson Henderson quote says it all,” said Tree-Mendous Director Anne Gilbert. “’The true meaning of life is to plant a tree, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”
Tree-Mendous trees and shrubs will be available for pick-up starting in mid-March for planting on any public lands in Maryland, such as community open spaces, school grounds, government facilities and rights-of-way. Maryland Green Schools receive a one-to-one match on orders up to 20 trees. Purchasers should make sure they receive permission to plant from the facility or land managers before ordering trees.
For the order form and more information, visit dnr.maryland.gov/forests/tremendous.
Another Forest Service program, Marylanders Plant Trees, offers $25 coupons for use at participating nurseries toward the purchase of native trees for planting on private lands. Those who plant and register can observe the environmental benefits of their tree through interactive maps and charts and will be eligible for prizes. DNR reminds Marylanders that the Gift of Trees program, which plants native trees in honor or memory of family and friends, is a great way to celebrate holidays or birthdays, or observe other special occasions.
More information is available at trees.maryland.gov.