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.
Order your seedling bundles! Ordering for Backyard Buffers 2017 will be opening in late February/ early March. If you would like to receive an email notification when ordering opens, please fill out the form below.
In 2015, the Backyard Buffer program installed over 2,400 trees and shrubs at 90 properties across Anne Arundel County!
Where can I plant my Buffer?
- Roadside Ditches
- Downhill from Hard Surfaces
- Areas that Flood
- Streams, Creeks, Rivers