Backyard Buffers

All buffer bundles for this year are now sold out. if you ordered a backyard buffer bundle, please see pick-up information below.  

The Backyard Buffer program, supported by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources,  provides Anne Arundel County homeowners free trees and shrubs to create a native woodland buffer.

A woodland buffer enhances your landscape, creates habitat for wildlife and reduces the amount of sediment, fertilizer, and toxic materials that enter our waterways. Deep-rooted trees and shrubs can also stabilize stream banks, protecting them from erosion. 

Buffer Bundle Pick-up:

Tuesday, March 28th  

9am-1pm & 4pm-7pm

Wednesday, March 29th

9am - 1 pm & 4-6pm

Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center

975 Indian Landing Rd

Millersville, MD 21108


Backyard Buffer Workshop:

Wednesday, March 29th

6:30-7:30 p. m.

Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center

Bundles offered this year include ...  click here for bundle handout with color tags

In 2016, the Backyard Buffer program installed over 2,400 trees and shrubs at 80 properties across Anne Arundel County!

Where can I plant my Buffer?

  • Roadside Ditches 
  • Downhill from Hard Surfaces
  • Areas that Flood
  • Streams, Creeks, Rivers