Here is a short guide to getting trees, steps for how to fill out the application, conformation, pick-up, technical support, post-planting, where to get volunteers and more!

  • Step 1: Find a place you would like to plant.
  • Step 2: Get permission from the land owner to plant.
  • Step 3: Develop a planting plan, draw a map where you want the trees to go, consider what species will be planted where. Research where power lines and buildings are in comparison to how tall the trees will get, what kind of soil there is to be sure the tree will survive and don’t forget to call Miss Utility before you dig! It’s the law and you don’t want to find a live wire on planting day! The more you plan the more successful your planting will be and the healthier your trees will be.
  • Step 4: Develop a maintenance plan. Who will take care of the tree after they are planted? Newly planted trees need care, grass mown with care taken with a weed eater around the trunk, mulch to keep moisture in, possibly trunk guards and stakes to keep deer from eating or knocking over the trees and of course water. Trees need water for at least a year (preferably two) after planting to help them get established.
  • Step 5: Pick a date! When will you be planting your trees? Who will be helping? Where will your tools come from? How will your trees get to the planting site? All of these questions are important to answer! If you need have questions or need help please contact Anne Gilbert 410-260-8510,
  • Step 6: Fill out the application! At the top of this page is a link to the current Tree-mendous application. You’ll find the current tree species available (some species availability varies season to season), prices and delivery options.
  • Step 7: Send in the application and payment. You will receive confirmation of the order when they are ready to be picked up!
  • Step 8: Plant your trees. It’s time to put all of your amazing research and planning to work! Be sure to plant your trees correctly, to ensure the highest survival rate possible.
  • Step 9: Water and care for your trees. Take care of them! Water weekly until the first freeze comes; when the ground thaws and frosts are over in the spring continue to water up until your planting date at a minimum. Re-mulch each year as well
  • Step 10: After your planting, your community is eligible to become recognized as a PLANT Community! Click here to learn more about the PLANT Community and get a PLANT Award Application. Once submitted, you will be awarded further recognition of your wonderful accomplishment!
  • Step 11: Enjoy your trees with friends and neighbors for decades to come!

​2017 Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner

1st Place Statewide
St. Mary’s County
Clara Pham
Lexington Park, MD

Click here to see all the winning posters.

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