Free Trees and Shrubs from WSA!

Order your Free Backyard Buffer Today!

What is the Backyard Buffer program?
The Backyard Buffer program provides homeowners with tree and shrub seedlings to create a native woodland buffer, on properties in Anne Arundel County. A woodland buffer enhances your landscape, creates habitat for wildlife and reduces 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.

  • How do I know what buffer is right for my area?
    Small Bundles include nine shrub seedlings and are intended for properties with as little as 350 square feet of available planting space
  • Large Dry Bundles include 15 tree seedlings and are intended for properties with .5 acre of available planting space.The tree species in this bundle must be planted in an area which will have well drained soil, and not have standing water
  • Large Moist Bundles include 15 tree seedlings and are intended for properties with .5 acre of available planting space.

For more information about this program, visit our website or contact Haley Denton.

Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers to help sort and bundle over 2,000 seedlings! If you are interested in volunteering for our Bundling Event held at Arlington Echo on Monday, April 1st from 9 am – 2 pm, please contact Haley Denton.

Free Tree Workshop
We are offering a free Tree Workshop on Wednesday, April 3rd from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. This workshop will cover tree spacing, tree planting, proper mulching, tree staking and caging techniques and maintenance of buffers. If you wish to attend, please register here.

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