Local high-density areas now eligible for free trees

Graphic from Montgomery County Planning Department website. Property owners in three high-density areas within the Silver Spring Regional Center boundaries are eligible for free trees under the Shades of Green project, according to a recent announcement from the Montgomery County Planning Department. The project was launched as a pilot program four years ago and has expanded to 19 areas around the county that have a high level of impervious surfaces. The program is designed to increase the tree canopy cover in urban areas, many of which have lost trees due to development. Additional trees will also reduce the heat...

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