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Image Source: Tichnor Brothers Collection/Boston Public Library

 

Look at an old postcard, and you get the feel of the past.  For example, take the one shown above – the viewer sees the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the center.  The text references the new pathway connecting the Eastern and Western shores of Maryland; and in the background, the trees are part of…

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A few years back, my husband and I took our kids to Hyde Park (New York) to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.  While there, I explained to them that during the time of the Great Depression, people did not have food, fiber, or work.  

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The nation’s economic problems and natural resources were suffering at an all time low.  Because of those circumstances, in 1933, FDR introduced legislation for the Civilian Conservation Corps.  Enrollees were…

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Derwood Station HOA MUCFC Grant project

The Maryland Urban and Community Forest Committee (MUCFC) supports a grant program for public tree plantings and public education about urban forestry.  In the Fall of 2014 Derwood Station Homeowner’s Association II received a MUCFC grant to replace damaged trees that had been recently removed.

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 The new trees provide privacy and create a sounds barrier for the neighborhood from the businesses and local traffic. 

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The grant was matched by 21…

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by Cheryle Franceschi

Maryland’s trees were well rooted as a part of her landscape well before the Dove and the Ark set sail for the shores of St. Mary’s City in 1632.  Fast forward to 1788, as Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution.  Then after the Civil War, state forests were harvested for their commercial and industrial value. The big trees of the Old Line State…

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About Us

3311431802?profile=originalMaryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service.  This group will aim to inform citizens about what DNR Forest Service is doing to help Maryland plant trees to help sustain Maryland's current tree canopy at 40%. There are programs to help the public plant on public lands, Treemendous Maryland. Programs to share the Gift of Trees with friends and family in memory or celebration of a special someone or event.  There are also incentives like Marylanders Plant Trees that provides a $25 off coupon on any tree over $50 at participating nurseries.

The Maryland Urban and Community Forest Committee (MUCFC) supports a grant program that assists communities with tree plantings and educational signage projects to support urban forestry. 

The State of Maryland's Tree-Mendous program provides high-quality, native trees and shrubs available at reasonable prices for plantings on public lands. The trees may be planted in places such as community open spaces, school grounds, government facilities, and rights-of-way. Get involved in your community and make a lasting impact. Trees improve the health and beauty of any community!

We look forward to working with you, answering your questions and providing support for planting trees in Maryland!

http://dnr2.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/treemendous/default.aspx

If you have questions please post them in the Forum or contact:

Anne Gilbert
Director, Treemendous Program
410-260-8510
anne.gilbert@maryland.gov 

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