Property Owners In Frederick County Can Applly For Creek ReLeaf Program

The county says it helps reverse deforestation.

Photo From Frederick County Government

Frederick, Md (KM) The application process is open for the Creek ReLeaf Program in Frederick County.

Property owners can have native trees planted on their lands, and maintained for a five-year period at no cost to them. The land is put into a conservation easement, and the landowner receives a payment based on 75%  of the fair market value of the parcel where the trees are planted which is up to $9,000 an acre. The property owner still owns the land, and can still uses the easement as long the uses do not violate the terms of the easement.

In a news release, the County says forests lands reduce temperature impacts on local streams and increase wildlife habitat.

The application process runs through December 15th. Interested landowners can learn more by going on line to, They can also call Linda Williamson, the project manager, at 240-608-7426; or contact her by e-mail at [email protected].

By Kevin McManus