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2010 MORE Trees in 2010

Here we go again, Howard County! Let’s plant some trees!

We are very excited to let you know that due to the over­whelm­ing response from the first run of the pro­gram, 2010 Trees in 2010 is back. Next Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 13th, at 9 a.m. will be the begin­ning of reg­is­tra­tion. (Sign-up will be on the 2010 MORE TREES IN 2010 web­site.)
In case you missed it (which based on the response seems unlikely) we are using the inter­est on a fund devel­op­ers are required to pay into to give away native species trees to res­i­dents in Howard County. Trees which clean the air, the water, shade your home in the sum­mer and improve your all around qual­ity of life.
One main change has been made to the pro­gram since the spring: each new par­tic­i­pant will be eli­gi­ble to receive one free tree, instead of two. Last time, all 2,010 trees were spo­ken for 36 hours into the pro­gram and we had over 1,500 peo­ple on a wait­ing list. So we made this change in an effort to make the pro­gram more equi­table and avail­able to more cit­i­zens. Also along these lines, res­i­dents who reg­is­tered this past spring will not be eli­gi­ble for the pro­gram.
Adjust­ments have been made to the selec­tion of trees to reflect feed­back from res­i­dents. This fall, res­i­dents will choose from: Red Maple, East­ern Red­bud, Ser­vice­berry, and Flow­er­ing Dogwood.

For 2010 MORE Trees in 2010, there will be two pick-up loca­tions to sim­plify logis­tics and reduce costs. Res­i­dents will be able to choose to pick up their tree from the West Friend­ship Park, 12985 Fred­er­ick Road, West Friend­ship or the Dorsey Build­ing, 9250 Ben­dix Road, Colum­bia. The County is reserv­ing the option to redi­rect res­i­dents to a new pickup site should traf­fic flow con­cerns arise.

With such pos­i­tive responses received this past spring, the County antic­i­pates many more trees planted to both beau­tify and pro­tect our cor­ner of the world. This is an excit­ing pro­gram, so take advan­tage of this great oppor­tu­nity! You can receive updates on this and our other pro­grams by sign­ing up for our email list (we promise very few emails and we share the list with NO ONE). Sign up for our email list by typ­ing and send­ing your email in the box on the bot­tom right side of this page.

Funds for this tree-planting pro­gram were obtained through the inter­est received annu­ally from the For­est Con­ser­va­tion Fund; whether sim­i­lar pro­grams will be con­tin­ued in the future is as yet unknown.


  1. LauraMiller says:

    Thank you for your inter­est in 2010 MORE Trees in 2010!

  2. LauraMiller says:

    Thank you for your comment!

    Because the spring pro­gram was opened to the wait­ing list, they were ini­tially excluded from the fall program.

    We have since opened the pro­gram up to all res­i­dents, so please feel free to reg­is­ter for your tree at:


  3. Kathy FIsher says:

    I would love 2 flow­er­ing dog­woods or 1 red maple and 1 dog­wood as I have a small yard.

    Thank you so much

  4. Rena Dubin says:

    Inter­ested in free tree. I was on wait­list from the spring.

  5. Ron Hill says:

    I didn’t reg­is­ter quick enough for the first tree give away, but put my name on the wait­ing list. I never heard any­thing again and never got a tree. So, I was excited when I heard about the sec­ond give­away. I thought maybe those on the wait­ing list would get first choice. That didn’t hap­pened, so I just tried to reg­is­ter like every­one else. But, since I had already reg­is­tered the first time, I was barred from reg­is­ter­ing again. That doesn’t make sense.

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