May 4, 2017

Montgomery County Celebrates Planting More Than 1,800 Shade Trees

Montgomery County celebrated the second anniversary of the Tree Montgomery program with a special tree-planting ceremony in Bethesda. More than 1,800 trees have been planted by the development community and the County’s Department of Environmental Protection since the Tree Canopy Law was passed in 2014 with a recent tree-planting celebration.

County Executive Ike Leggett was joined by Montgomery County Council Vice President Hans Riemer, the County’s Department of Environmental Protection Director Lisa Feldt, and Sonoma Citizens Association President Greg Files for the event. Maureen Thomas from the Sonoma neighborhood in Bethesda hosted the event.

Planting trees helps offset the negative impacts of development on the natural environment. Properly cared for, trees can be a property asset with high returns on investment.

Tree Montgomery continues to look for single-family, multi-family, condominium, homeowner associations and commercial properties to participate in the program. Property owners who sign up now for Tree Montgomery will have their new tree planted within the next year. To learn more or sign up, visit