Plant and grow a tree for every Marylander.​
​​We can all appreciate the benefits of being tree planters and stewards. Trees improve the environment and aid our common cause of a cleaner Chesapeake Bay. They also provide tangible benefits for wildlife, for us, and future generations to come as these trees grow and the state canopy spreads.



Reaching the State's Carbon Mitigation Goal

Planting in underserved urban communities will be a key focus. The state is also working to optimize plantings to realize multiple co-benefits including enhanced pollinator and wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, improved air and water quality, and reduced urban heat island effects. This work is in addition to the state's ambitious climate mitigation goals in the 2030 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act Plan (GGRA). This lays out a pathway for​ achieving a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. These planting efforts also build​ on Maryland state government's leadership in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the U.S. Climate Alliance, as well as ongoing restoration work through the Chesapeake Bay Program.

Tracking Website​​
We've planted over 500,000 trees as of April 2024



How Do Trees Help

One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and produces four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of eighteen people.


How Do I Get Involved

We have programs that help you get involved at all levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re a home​owner or have a large piece of land you want to fill with trees. There are programs designed to help and our expert Foresters will assist you along the way. ​​

Tree-Mendous Maryland

TREE-MENDOUS MARYLAND, a program of the Maryland Forest Service, remains one of our most popular programs aimed at helping citizens restore tree cover on public land and community open space in Maryland.