Md. Corrections Program To Plant Milestone Tree

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Forest Brigade is reaching a milestone.

It’s planting its one millionth tree on Wednesday in Upper Marlboro. Gov. Martin O’Malley will be there for the ceremony.

Under the program, Maryland Department of Corrections inmates plant trees on state land under the guidance of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The brigade planted more than 152,000 trees in 2009 and nearly 400,000 last year.

O’Malley announced a Marylanders Plant Trees initiative in 2009.

It encourages citizens and organizations to partner with the state to plant trees across Maryland.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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