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Baltimore County giving away 1,200 trees for Arbor Day

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TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County government is planning to give away 1,200 trees to residents during Arbor Day weekend in an effort to increase the county’s tree canopy.

Trees may be preordered online and picked up on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 by appointment only, or will be available at a first come-first served event on Sunday, April 28. Each household is limited to ordering two trees.

A variety of species of trees will be available, including red maple, redbud, Scarlet Oak, serviceberry, and white oak. Residents should preorder through the County website, and are encouraged to order early. The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (DEPS) is hosting curbside tree pickups of these preordered trees on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 in the parking lot of the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville, with pre-scheduled times for residents who have ordered trees.

Any pre-ordered trees that are not picked up as scheduled on Friday or Saturday will be offered to the public on Sunday.

In lieu of pre-ordering trees, residents may come to the Benjamin Banneker Museum parking lot between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 and select up to two trees. No reservations are necessary but supplies are limited.

County residents who plant trees themselves are invited to record the tree locations on the County’s Environmental Reporter Web Application, an online tool that enables the public to help the County track environmental data, including locations where people plant trees or install rain barrels.

Additional information is available on the Baltimore County website here.

This article was written with the assistance of AI and reviewed by a human editor.

Photo via Pixabay

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