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Plant and Be Counted

Plant and Be Counted

It’s spring and it’s time to spruce up your yard and home. Plant trees and make a difference for our environment and your pocketbook.  It’s a simple way to do something to protect our waterways and help our air quality while saving on energy costs.
 
The Marylanders Plant Trees Program offers instant savings when you purchase a new tree from a participating nursery. The state program from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers a $25 coupon to purchase any native tree that costs more than $50. There is no limit on how many coupons you use and you can download it from the Marylanders Plant Trees web site.

For the list of the participating nurseraies where you can use the discount coupon, please visit this link:

http://www.trees.maryland.gov/pdfs/nurserys.pdf 

The nearest one near our neighborhood is Behnke Nurseries in Beltsville (11300 Baltimore Ave, 301-937-1100, www.behnkes.com). When you register your new tree at www.trees.maryland.gov you join fellow Marylanders who have already planted and registered over 40,000 trees. Check out other tools on the website where you can calculate the environmental and economic benefits of your new trees and learn how to plant and care for them.  Be sure to use the interactive maps and charts to see how you are part of a larger community planting trees throughout the state. 
 
If you are not able to plant at tree in your own yard, consider giving the gift of trees with Tree-Mendous Maryland.  www.dnr.state.md.us/forests/Treemendous
 
PLANT and BE COUNTED is a call to all Marylanders and businesses from Governor O’Malley and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to plant and register trees. The goal is 50,000 trees a year. It’s something every Marylander can do to create a smarter, greener future for our families for generations to come.
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