Arbor Day


Trees are vital to our quality of life in Harford County. They reduce air pollution, stabilize soils and reduce water pollution by absorbing pollutants. Trees also enhance property values, and reduce noise and visual pollution. They provide protection from the sun by reducing glare, reduce the heat island effect by shading buildings and parking lots, and add beauty to the overall surroundings.

Join us Friday, April 15 near the Harford Waste Disposal Center off Sandy Hook Road in Street (see map below) as we plant 230 native trees to celebrate Arbor Day and continue our efforts to make Harford County greener. Families, civic organizations, school groups and Scouts are welcome to join us at 9:30 a.m. We'll start planting at 10 a.m. - bring your gloves and shovels if you have them, and prepare to get dirty!

Everyone who joins us will receive a free tree to take home, courtesy of the Forest Conservancy District Board of Harford County, an advocacy group that promotes stewardship, conservation and sustainable use of Maryland's forest resources.

Since 2003, Harford County has planted more than 32,000 native trees in recognition of Arbor Day and has been named a Tree City USA 19 times. 

For more information about this year's celebration, contact us at 410-638-3103, ext. 1359.

Check out our Arbor Day storymap to see some of our previous planting sites.

Map showing where the Arbor Day tree planting will be