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Trees

Since 2007, Howard County has planted more than 70,000 trees through­out its award-winning park sys­tem, along its roads, at schools and on res­i­dents’ prop­er­ties to help pro­tect our envi­ron­ment by clean­ing our air, fil­ter­ing nutri­ents, sta­bi­liz­ing soil, and absorb­ing stormwater.

Over 5,600 acres are per­ma­nently pre­served in For­est Con­ser­va­tion easements.

Vol­un­teers play a big role in the County’s tree plant­ing efforts — every year hun­dreds of vol­un­teers install hun­dreds of trees and shrubs across the County.

Green Tip

Use cloth napkins.It’s actually cheaper to throw cloth napkins in the wash than to buy paper ones.