University of Maryland Extension

Trees

Backyard Buffers Tree Handout

Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Spocott Wind Mill - Route 343, Approx. 6 miles West of Cambridge
University of Maryland Extension is partnering with Maryland DNR Forest Service and the Dorchester County Forestry Board to offer free trees in celebration of Earth Day. Free trees will be given to all in attendance, but special tree packets will be given to landowners wishing to plant trees near...

Backyard BuffersTree Handout

Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Wicomico County Extension Office
University of Maryland Extension is partnering with Maryland DNR Forest Service and the Wicomico County Forestry Board to offer free trees in celebration of Earth Day. Free trees will be given to all in attendance, but special tree packets will be given to landowners wishing to plant trees near...

Baltimore County - Master Gardener Plant Sale 2016

Saturday, May. 14, 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
“Ask A Master Gardener” Visit the Demonstration Gardens and learn about Grow It Eat It, Bay-Wise and Backyard Composting Also... Shop the Baltimore County BIG TREE SALE! Click to learn more about the tree sale; Tree Sale Cash or Check Only. No Credit Cards. Bring carts, wagons, boxes and bags! For...
Branching Out - Fall 2015. Branching Out is published quarterly by the University of Maryland Extension's Woodland Stewardship Education program. To subscribe, go to extension.umd.edu/woodland/subscribe-branching-out or email editor Andrew A. Kling at akling1@umd.edu .More info

Forest Tree & Shrub Identification

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
The next Forestry Friday workshop will be held August 28 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center in Keedysville, Maryland. The topic is “Forest Tree & Shrub Identification.” Identifying trees and shrubs is a real challenge to woodland owners who want to...

Black gum

Nyssa sylvatica Now this is one you should run out and buy if you need a shade tree. A native that grows up to fifty feet in height and a width of thirty feet, black gum is one of the best trees for fall color going from yellow to orange to red to purple. Although the flowers are not spectacular,...

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, May. 10, 2014 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
“Ask A Master Gardener” Visit the Demonstration Gardens and learn about Grow It Eat It, Bay-Wise and Backyard Composting Also... Shop the Baltimore County BIG TREE SALE! Click to learn more about the tree sale; Tree Sale Cash or Check Only. No Credit Cards. Bring carts, wagons, boxes and bags! For...

Baldcypress

Taxodium distichum (fall color) If you have a sunny, damp area, lots of space and want a strong focal point, baldcypress could be the plant for you. This unusual native looks like a lofty needled evergreen in summer, but drops its foliage in the fall, giving it the name “bald”. Foliage is soft and...

Forest Thinning

Forest thinning is a tool that woodland owners use to encouraging trees to grow in way that meets their goals.

My tree looks like it has a wet bleeding wound on the trunk. What is this?

Wetwood
Your tree may have a bacterial infection called “wetwood” or “slime flux”. Wetwood is most commonly found on mulberry, poplar or elm, but can infect many other hardwood trees, such as maple, oak or black gum. Symptoms are a vertical crack on the bark with bleeding, discoloration, and a foul or...

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