Tree-Mendous Maryland Programs

“…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 Fall 2020​

Tree-Mendous is currently working with American Native Plants located in Middle River, MD in Baltimore County. Deliveries are provided by their partner Green Wheels Transport.


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, anne.gilbert@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: anne.gilbert@maryland.gov

Tree Care Resources

Recognition Awards

Gift of Trees


Give an Environmental Gift

ALERT: Following Governor Hogan’s emergency actions to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland Forest Service staff will be teleworking indefinitely, impacting how we process Gift of Trees order.

With your Gift of Trees order, we will email you an electronic version of the certificate that you can forward to the gift recipient. If you prefer, we can send this email directly to the recipient if you provide their email address in the "additional information" line.

We will be temporarily unable to process Gift of Tree orders sent by mail.

When the state of emergency is lifted, we will mail certificates. Thank you for your patience during this time, and thank you for supporting the trees of Maryland!

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.

2021 Arbor Day Poster Contest


2020 Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner

The Maryland Forest Service, in partnership with the Maryland Forest Conservancy District Boards, is sponsoring a Poster Contest for 5th grade classes throughout the State of Maryland. The theme for the poster is: Trees Are Terrific…and Forest Products are too! Click here for all of the details!

Contact Us


Anne Gilbert
Tree-Mendous Maryland Director
Tawes State Office Building E-1
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
E-Mail: anne.gilbert@maryland.gov

Forestry Staff Contact Information

John S. Ayton State Tree Nursery