Maryland Tree Stewards

Who We Are

The Maryland Tree Stewards program enables Marylanders to connect to their local trees through planting and caring for their trees.

Maryland’s trees and forests provide inviting, livable, environmentally viable places to live. Through this program, citizens will become empowered to plant and maintain the trees on their streets, in their neighborhoods, in their watersheds and in their county.

Join. Learn. Plant

Trees need stewards …

… to plant trees correctly
… to provide care long after the planting


At the center of this program are workshops that provide the knowledge and conservations that enable Marylanders to become tree stewards.

Spread over four sessions, the curriculum is complete once a tree steward has finished the sessions and participated in a MD Forest Service or partner organized planting event.

Topics covered include:

  • how trees work
  • tree planting
  • care
  • procurement

Organization, advocacy and fundraising will also be covered.

Experience this great opportunity to learn from experts and fellow participants.

Maryland Urban and Community Forestry Committee (MUCFC) Grant Program

Maryland Urban and Community Forestry Committee (MUCFC) Grant Program

Helps community groups fund tree planting and education projects statewide to enhance Maryland’s urban forest. The tree planting/educational projects must be located on public lands in parks, metropolitan areas, cities or towns.

Tree-Mendous Maryland

Tree-Mendous Maryland

For trees planted on public lands, the Tree-Mendous order form is an agreement between a whole sale nursery and our program to provide quality native trees to be planted on public land. The hope is to assist local governments and community groups plant trees at a reduced cost to benefit every Marylander.

Marylanders Plant Trees Coupon Program

Marylanders Plant Trees Coupon Program

Citizens can still take advantage of our coupon program to receive $25 off the purchase of a native tree at 86 participating nurseries across the State.

screenshot of Tree Owner's Manual cover

Tree Owner’s Manual

This Forest Service publication covers everything you need to know about taking care of trees, including planting, protection, and maintenance.

Vibrant Cities Lab

Looking to advocate for change? Vibrant Cities Lab will connect you to research about the benefits of trees and a toolkit for making green infrastructure work in your community.

Urban Watershed Forestry Manual Part 3

Urban Tree Planting Guide

A detailed look at assessing sites, selecting trees, and ensuring plantings in urban watersheds make an impact.

For more information

Contact the MD Forest Service:

Anne Gilbert
Tree-Mendous Maryland Director
Tawes State Office Building E-1
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
[email protected]

Tree-Mendous Maryland

Visit the Tree-Mendous Maryland website for more details.

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