Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers at a tree planting

Planting and caring for trees in your community can help restore and protect the natural environment where you live, work and play. Often trees are taken for granted, but in reality, they are doing many good things just by growing.


  • Provide homes and food for wildlife; habitat
  • Clean the air and lower temperatures
  • Reduce noise
  • Add beauty
  • Buffer our waterways
  • Increase the value of our homes and neighborhoods
  • Help us relax and inspire our creativity.

Volunteer tree projects are fun and rewarding! The few hours spent improving our community forests can make our neighborhoods better places to live not only for ourselves, but for generations to come.

Your neighborhood, school , business or corporation, club or organization can work with your local Department of Natural Resources Forester and plant native trees on public land in your community.

Forests are the most beneficial land use for helping to restore and maintain the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay. Planting trees in your community enables you to be part of the restoration and maintenance of the Bay. Join us in our effort to plant as many trees as possible in Maryland. Working together, we will assure the future health and vitality of Maryland’s community forests and the Chesapeake Bay well into the 21st century.

The Maryland Urban and Community Forest Committee's (MUCFC) Guide to Community Forest Assistance Programs will help you identify and contact tree planting and conservation programs that may fit your needs.

For more information, contact:

Tree-Mendous Program
Tawes State Office Building E-1
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
E-Mail: tree-mendous.dnr@maryland.gov