Tree-Mendous Maryland

“…helping Maryland plant trees on public lands since 1989.”

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. To date, we hav​e assisted more than 3,000 towns and communities, parks, and schools planting trees and shrubs to help clean the water, clean theair, and keep our towns and cities inviting, livable, and environmentally viable places to live.

 Tree-mendous Maryland’s goal is to help Maryland residents have access to affordable trees to plant on their public lands. With permission from land owners, volunteers can plant trees at schools, in state and community parks, local open space, street trees and more. Gather your friends, scout troop or classmates and plant a tree today toclean your air, clean your water and beautify your home town!​​

Trees on Public Land


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.

Tree-Mendous provides free delivery to three locations across the state each Spring and Fall, in order to reduce planting cost further. Groups can also pay for delivery directly to their site for an additional fee.

Tree-Mendous Order Form​

To ensure the program is only being used for public land planting the order form is password protected. If you think you qualify to order from Tree-Mendous please send your organization's information and location to: ryan.mayenschein@maryland.gov


Trees For Your Home

Volunteer Opportunities


Be a Volunteer!

TREE-MENDOUS Volunteers at a tree planting Are you interested in becoming a volunteer but don’t know where to start? Contact the Tree-Mendous Director, ryan.mayenschein@maryland.gov, if you would like to volunteer or need more volunteers. We are looking to grow a network or volunteers and organizations around the state of Maryland – help us get started planting more trees

For more information, contact:

Tree-Mendous Program
Tawes State Office Building E-1
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
E-Mail: ryan.mayenschein@maryland.gov​

Tree Care Resources

Recognition Awards

Gift of Trees


Give an Environmental Gift

Have native trees planted in Honor or Memory of family and friends, to celebrate Holidays, birthdays, and to observe other special occasions. Your Gift of Trees is actually three gifts - one to someone you care for, one to future generations, and one to the environment. TREE-MENDOUS MARYLAND will arrange for the trees to be planted in Maryland in the county in which the recipient of the certificate lives

You may purchase the Gift of Trees at $40.00 for each tree. A grove of ten trees at $400.00 lets you decide where you would like to have the trees planted. A beautiful certificate, suitable for framing, is sent to the recipient announcing your Gift.

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Please note:

A certificate will be issued and mailed out within a week of your order but trees will not be planted until the next growing season – either spring or fall – in order promote growth and survival.

Plantings on public land within the recipient’s county may be possible but we are not always able to provide a specific location. If the recipient does not live in Maryland, the tree will be planted in the location of greatest need.

Species to be planted are chosen based on what will flourish at each specific planting location. We focus our attention on areas that will benefit the most, including cities and towns, parks, playgrounds and schoolyards, and along creeks and streams.

Complete a separate order form for each Gift of Trees recipient. You can purchase one tree, two, a "grove" of 10 or more! Each tree is $40.

Arbor Day Poster Contest

  • Special Notice:
    There will be no poster contest for 2023. Plans are underway for it to return in 2024. Please check back periodically for updates. Thank you!
  • Learn more about the ​contest here

Winner of the 2021 Maryland Arbor Day Poster Contest - A tree with the tagline, Trees are terrific and forest products are too. 

Illustration by Luke Etter, winner of the
Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2021 Arbor Day Poster Contest.


Contact Us


Ryan Mayenschein
Tree-Mendous Maryland Director
Tawes State Office Building E-1
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
E-Mail: ryan.mayenschein@maryland.gov

Forestry Staff Contact Information

John S. Ayton State Tree Nursery