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Attention Maryland landowners: Tree planting opportunity available

The trees on your land provide you a myriad of benefits. For the past few years the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has teamed up with Maryland Forest Service and the Maryland Forestry Foundation to help landowners implement tree planting projects through our Healthy Forests Healthy Waters program. With funding secured from the Maryland Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, we have been able to provide turnkey tree planting projects at no cost to the landowner and without a restrictive easement on their land. Maryland Forest Service staff works with participating landowners to develop the plan and oversee the projects that are all planted by experienced natural resources contractors and maintained for the first two growing season.

We are looking for landowners interested in a spring 2021 planting of at least one acre. Top consideration will be for properties in the Trust Fund’s High or Medium priority areas. To determine if you are in their priority area, type your address into their mapping tool, which is found at the link below. If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information, please contact us as soon as possible at forests@allianceforthebay.org. Our project list will be submitted on February 7th for consideration.

TRUST FUND RESTORATION MAPPER
TRUST FUND WEBSITE
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Craig Highfield Director of Chesapeake Forests Program, Maryland Office

Craig is the Director of our Chesapeake Forests Program, where he manages a variety of projects that improve existing forests, create new ones, and educate residents and decision-makers about the benefits of forests in the Chesapeake watershed.

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