Howard County, a member of Tree City USA, has a great variety of both native and exotic trees. In keeping with its mission to public awareness of our natural resources and the value of forest resource conservations, the Howard County Forestry Board maintains a register of the Champion Trees in our county. To have one of your trees measured please contact Champion Tree Coordinator.
The arboretum program is based on our conviction that an understanding of the importance of our local ecosystem is fundamental to having effective environmental programs. This program adds tree tags, interpretive signs and other educational services to existing parks and cultivated gardens in the county.
Working with Howard County Department of Public Works, Department of Recreation and Parks and the State Department of Natural Resources, the Board helped plant hundreds of trees in Atholton Park.
The Board participated in the Chesapeake Bay School Reforestation Project. School forests have been established at Elkridge Elementary, Patuxent Valley Middle, Clarksville Elementary, and Guilford Elementary.
Howard County Forestry Board members are also involved with the local schools in teaching tree identification, and environmental practice.
The Howard County Forestry Board, in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, sponsors an annual workshop for high school students at the Forestry Conservation and Resources Week held at the Camp Hickory Environmental Education Center in Garrett County. The board selects and sponsors two students, who contemplate careers in resource management, to attend the week-long program.
A fun activity book for kids of all ages. Learn lots of surprising facts about trees and forests.
Forestry Education in Maryland
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