Maryland’s Five Million Trees Initiative
What is The 5 Million Trees Initiative?
The 5 Million Trees Initiative began with legislation passed in 2021 by the Maryland General Assembly and solidified into a final plan to grow 5 million native trees in the state of Maryland by 2031. This multi-agency effort builds upon the state's existing investments in climate action, ecosystem restoration, and forest management. It also places an emphasis on equity with a commitment to grow at least 500,000, or 10%, of these trees in urban underserved areas of the state.
As part of the U.S. Chapter of 1t.org, Maryland has pledged this 5 million trees goal as part of a broader commitment by U.S. based companies, non-profits, and governments to conserve, restore, and grow one trillion trees globally by 2030.
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MDA White-tailed Deer Survey
In an effort to understand the ongoing deer problem Maryland farmers are facing,
MDA has developed a survey to better assist with addressing the issue when developing policy.
The survey can be found on MDA's website at: Deer Survey
Please take a moment to complete the survey and share it with your cooperators, your response will assist the MDA team greatly!