University of Maryland Extension

Backyard Buffers Low Cost Trees

When: 
Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015 (All day)
Where: 
UME Carroll County
Address: 
UME Carroll County
700 Agricultural Center Drive
Westminster, MD 21157
United States
Event Type: 
Description/Notes: 

The Backyard Buffers program is designed to assist homeowners with land five acres or less, who have a stream or other waterway on or adjacent to their property to create a streamside buffer of native trees and shrubs. A streamside buffer can create habitat for wildlife, reduce peak water temperatures, and reduce the amount of sediment, fertilizer, and toxic materials that enter our waterways. Deep-rooted trees and shrubs can also stabilize stream banks, protecting them from erosion.

If you are a homeowner and have a stream or other waterway on or adjacent to your property, and are interested in creating streamside buffer, complete the application form (download it here) and return it to the address on the back with a letter stamp. The bags will be available for pickup at the Ag Center complex April 11th, 2015

Cost: 
$15 or $25
Contact: 
Carroll County Forestry Board
Contact Email: 
ccforestryboard@gmail.com
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