Howard County Tree Giveaway
The Howard County Tree Giveaway is on for September 2022! Details and the sign up have moved to the Howard County Recreation and Parks website: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/natural-resources#forestry. When you get there, scroll down to Annual Tree Giveaway.
About the Trees
2022 will be the third Annual Tree Giveaway. 3,000 trees will be given out to Howard county Residents and planted in our community! This year’s efforts will bring the 3-year Tree Giveaway number to 7,250!!
In September 2022, there will be 9 species offered, Redbud, Dogwood, Hornbeam, Black Gum, Persimmon, Red Maple, White Oak, Sweet Bay Magnolia and River Birch. Please visit the Forestry page listed above for details.
This year, residents will be allowed to sign up for one tree per address. The trees will be in 5-gallon containers and approximately 5 to 8 feet tall. They are all native species and therefore acclimated to our climate and beneficial to local pollinators and birds. Residents are responsible for loading the trees into their vehicles, planting and caring for the trees.
Trees improve the environment in terms of climate, stormwater, energy savings and economic value to homeowners. Learn more about tree benefits at ArborDay.org.
Another great option that encourages residents to plant trees is the Marylanders Plant Trees coupon program. Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers a $25 coupon off of native trees that cost $50 or more at participating nurseries. Find the coupon here and use the tabs on the left of the page to find Participating Nurseries and Recommended Trees