The Black Tupelo will make its debut as Montgomery County’s new tree in celebration of Arbor Day 2022 at ceremonies in Silver Spring at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29!
In March The Montgomery County Council passed legislation naming the Black Tupelo as the County tree after the County’s Forest Conservation Advisory Committee received public input and support for it. The Black Tupelo is a great shade tree that is easy to care for and is one of the most-requested trees of the Tree Montgomery Program. Tree Montgomery works hard to provide FREE shade trees through an easy, streamlined process.
- Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Acting Director Adriana Hochberg
- Montgomery County Department of Transportation Director Chris Conklin
- Audubon Naturalist Society Director of Conservation Eliza Cava
Montgomery County would like to bring attention to increasing the tree canopy to help the environment and encourage tree planting in celebrating Arbor Day 2022! Come watch this dedication of Mother Nature with the ceremonial tree planting of Black Tupelos and other trees, raffling off several trees and registering for “plogging” supplies. Plogging is a popular new way to help the environment by doing an exercise like jogging, walking or biking while picking up trash.
The event will be at the East County Community Recreation Center located at 3310 Gateshead Manor Way in Silver Spring.
For more information on how planting trees benefits Montgomery County, and to sign up for a free shade tree, visit TreeMontgomery.org