Is your property in need of trees? Grab a “Buffer in a Bag” this Spring!
It’s part of the Backyard Buffer program to help homeowners add trees to their property and improve water quality for free. The program is designed to assist homeowners who have a stream or other waterway on or adjacent to their property to create a streamside buffer of native trees and shrubs. Having adequate buffers along our streams improves water quality, creates wildlife habitat, prevents erosion and shades the stream.
The Backyard Buffers program provides a free “buffer in a bag” to help get Maryland homeowners started in buffering their stream. The bag includes 20-30 native tree and shrub bare-root seedlings, approximately 1 to 2 feet in height, of various species that are well suited to streamside conditions. Also included in the “bag” are fact sheets on the tree species, tree planting techniques, proper tree maintenance, and additional information for those who wish to learn more.
The “Buffer in a Bag” program was launched by the Potomac Watershed Partnership, in cooperation with the Maryland DNR Forest Service.
Organizations interested in coordinating plant orders or for more information, please contact Phong Trieu (email@example.com) or Aubin Maynard (firstname.lastname@example.org). Note that you must be a Maryland resident to be eligible.