American Chestnut Seedlings Giveaway

DNR and Baltimore County Forestry Board gave away free trees on Earth Day 2022. The Forestry Board gave away 362 American Chestnut seedlings which were spread across the state of Maryland as an on- going distribution of American Chestnuts with the cooperation of the Am. Chestnut Society in bundles of 50. Over the last 10 years Baltimore County has distributed over 5,000 of these non-hybrid trees. This year we gave out 3 different lineages: SL 833, SL Out, and Peters. (See the rest of the Board in this 2021 post on sorting Chestnut Trees.)

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Cub Hill Ranger Station, garage, with seedling bundles sorted

Baltimore County DNR also distributed 2,000 native seedlings in its Buffer in a Bag program with 5 different species in bundles of 25 which included wet preferring oaks, maples, and understory specimens.

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Meadowood Park Buffer trees recently planted, with deer protection