University of Maryland Extension

Backyard Buffers

When: 
Saturday, Apr. 6, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: 
Wicomico Extension Office
Address: 
Wicomico UME
28647 Old Quantico Road
Salisbury, MD 21801
United States
Description/Notes: 

University of Maryland Extension is partnering with Maryland DNR Forest Service and the Wicomico and Dorchester County Forestry Boards to offer free trees in celebration of Maryland Arbor Day. Free trees will be given to all in attendance, but special tree packets will be given to landowners wishing to plant trees near water.  The Backyard Buffers Program is designed to assist homeowners (with less than 5 acres of land) who have a stream or other waterway on or adjacent to their property to create a streamside buffer of native trees and shrubs.

The Backyard Buffers Program provides a free “buffer in a bag” to help get homeowners started in buffering their streamside. The buffer in a bag includes 20 native tree and shrub bare-root seedlings, approximately 1 to 2 feet in height, of various species that are well suited to streamside conditions.

The Forestry Boards will be giving away trees to all who come to the pickup site, but Backyard Buffer trees will be reserved and distributed on a first come, first serve basis.  The first 100 homeowners to register for each county will receive trees.  Registration begins now!

Contact: 
Matt Hurd
Contact Email: 
mhurd@dnr.state.md.us
Contact Phone: 
410-543-1950
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