Montgomery 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 conservation, the Montgomery County Forestry Board maintains a register of Champion Trees in our county. Please click the Champion Trees page for more information. Learn about the largest trees in Montgomery County on a Champion Trees tour with Montgomery Parks' staff at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb7YNhAS5LY
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.
Montgomery County Forestry Board members are involved with the local schools in teaching tree identification, and environmental practices.
The Montgomery County Forestry Board, in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, sponsors an annual workshop for high school students at the Natural Resources Careers Camp 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. Click the Natural Resources CAMP tab for more information.
The Montgomery County Forestry Board has adopted an Award to recognize the dedication and service of a member of the Community or an organization for their support of Forestry in Montgomery County. The Tolson Award is awarded in even number years. For further information (and for the nomination form) please click Tolson Award tab.
The Forestry Board receives no budgeted State or County monies to support its activities and depends upon donations and grants from generous donors like you. To help us achieve our purpose, you may make a tax-deductible donation by calling us at (301) 869-5358 or send a check to the Montgomery County Forestry Board at:
Montgomery County Forestry Board
Joli A. McCathran, Treasurer
2 the Circle
Washington Grove, MD 20880