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Tree Care and Resources

Contact Information:

Urban Forest Manager
Email: urbanforestmanager@takomaparkmd.gov
Phone: 301-891-7612

Plant-A-Tree – Orders Now Being Accepted for Fall 2021

The City of Takoma Park offers discounted tree plantings for private property for the Spring and Fall planting seasons.  Orders are now being accepted for Fall 2021.  Orders will be accepted through October 25th.  Please click the link below to download the order form.

Plant-A-Tree Order Form

Trees offer numerous benefits to the public at large, including cooling the city, intercepting stormwater, supporting a robust local ecology, and providing for aesthetic improvement of our urban landscape.  With a changing climate and increasing environmental stressors challenging our mature tree populations, planting new young trees is more important than ever.  You can be a part of this important cause by having a tree planted in your yard and we are here to help you make that happen.

We look forward to working with you to restore the urban forest canopy of Takoma Park and beautify your yard.

Informational Links and Presentations

Nov 4, 2019 – Tree Workshop -Recorded Presentation:
– Beetles, Borers & What You Can Do 

Bartlett Tree Experts, by Dr. Kevin Chase, PhD, Entomologist
– Factors of Oak Decline (White Paper)

University of MD Extension Home & Garden Information Center
– Why are so many Oak trees dying this year?

University of MD Extension Home & Garden Information Center
– Water Tips During A Drought




Quick Links

Visit our webpages for additional resources on Tree Care:
The following links are a helpful resource in selecting tree species:

The City offers assistance for tree removal of dead or hazardous trees for low- and moderate-income residents (85% of the median income for Montgomery County).  The Emergency Tree Fund Criteria and Homeowners Application can be found here:

Tree Care and Resources Sections