Parks Reforestation and Tree Planting Projects

Since 2008, the Montgomery County Parks and Planning Departments have collaborated to reforest over 50 acres of parkland to improve water quality and habitat. Learn more about Reforest Montgomery’s public reforestation projects.

Forest conservation staff prioritize reforestation projects by watershed based on tree canopy loss, stream water quality, and the location of developments contributing to the Forest Conservation Fund.

The reforestation projects accomplished through Reforest Montgomery are only a portion of the tree planting and reforestation efforts carried out by Montgomery Parks. View a full inventory of the trees planted by Montgomery Parks.

Volunteer groups are always needed to help maintain young forests. Visit Montgomery Parks’ Volunteer page to explore opportunities.

Up to 50 large trees are also transplanted from Pope Farm to parkland each year through the Reforest Montgomery program. Each tree, planted by truck spade, ranges from 4 to 7 inches in trunk diameter. Play the video below to see one of these large trees planted at Nolte Park in Silver Spring.

Last Updated: July 28, 2021