DNR offers free trees at Corsica River Day
CENTREVILLE — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will be giving away native tree seedlings at Corsica River Day Sept. 17 at Corsica River Yacht Club in Centreville. The event is sponsored by the Corsica River Conservancy, the Corsica River Yacht Club and Queen Anne’s County.
Interested landowners need to contact the department to reserve a tree by Sept. 15. Each one-gallon containerized native tree seedling is approximately 1- to 2-feet tall. Available species include mixed oak (red and white) and loblolly pine with a limited number of redbud and bald cypress.
“To help protect the health of the seedlings, we are excited to include a free tree tube/stake and bird net while supplies last,” Maryland Forest Service Buffer Technician Brittany Haas said.
To reser ve a free tree, interested landowners should email or call 443-205-3132. About 50 trees are available and they will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Trees must be picked up at the Maryland Forest Service table between noon and 2 p.m.
Mike Jackson of Sudlersville holds a sycamore tree that he got for free at the 2014 Corsica River Watershed Awareness Day event at Bloomfield Farm.