Published on: Sunday, October 4, 2020 News Alert

Make a Difference -- Plant a Tree

Trees can be ordered today through Monday, October 19, 2020.

The fall season is a good time to plant trees. Takoma Park residents can help replenish the aging tree canopy and take
advantage of incentives. The city will contribute $100 towards the first tree purchased

  • Residents can have a 2″ diameter tree installed by the City’s landscape contractor for $120 plus 6% sales tax, for a total of $127.20.
  • Additional trees will cost $220 plus 6% sales tax.
  • The trees are warrantied for one year.
  • The $100 discount is NOT AVAILABLE for a tree required by a tree removal permit replanting agreement.
  • Residents can select a tree(s) from the following seven tree species:
    • Swamp White Oak
    • Willow Oak
    • Bald Cypress
    • Black Gum
    • American Linden
    • London Plane
    • River Birch (single stem)

A limited number of grants are available for low-to-moderate-income homeowners.

Tip on planting trees:

In selecting a tree planting location, make sure to keep in mind the eventual size of the tree and pay attention to underground/overhead utilities, building foundations, and walkways/sidewalks.

Use Tree Location Guidelines:

Use the Right Tree Right Place principle for tree location selection:  See Guidelines

After your order has been received, the City’s Urban Forest Manager will notify you of the planting date/time.

Order Form

Please include a completed form, with a check made payable to:  City of Takoma Park, for the number of trees selectedplus tax = Total Order

Mail to:

Urban Forest Manager,
31 Oswego Ave.,
Silver Spring, MD, 20910.

Deadline close of business Monday, October 19, 2020.