Tree Frederick FAQs

Is there a limitation to how many trees I can buy?  

  • As of right now, there is no limit to how many trees you can purchase through the Tree Frederick program. 

If I bought a tree last year, can I buy a tree this year? 

  • If you bought a tree last year, you can still buy one this year.  

Do I need to live in the city to participate in the Tree Frederick program?  

  • Yes, you must be a city resident to purchase a tree from Tree Frederick. If you purchase a tree, and you are not a city resident, you will be responsible for any fees associated with the transaction. 

Why isn't Red Maple on your list?  

  • We love Red Maples, but you won't see them on our list this year. There are many red maple trees throughout the city and we want to ensure that our tree canopy is diverse, to be more resilient when challenged by invasive pests and diseases. 

How fast will my tree grow?  

  • Tree growth can be impacted by many factors! Typically, resource availability and sunlight are the biggest factors. Some species grow slower on average to favor strength, like oaks for example. Other are more likely to grow faster, like Red Buds, Tulip Poplars, and Sycamores. 

How do I decide what tree is best for my yard? 

  • Check out our tree guide for more information.  Note: not every tree on the guide is guaranteed to be offered this season.

I rent my home. Can I buy a tree? 

  • If you have permission from your landlord, you can buy a tree from Tree Frederick. 

Can my HOA limit what trees I plant? 

  • Maryland HB-322 states that homeowner associations are prohibited from imposing unreasonable limitations on low-impact landscaping such as rain gardens, pollinator gardens, and xeriscaping; requiring the property owner to regularly maintain landscaping; providing that "unreasonable limitations" includes items that increase the cost and efficiency of the low-impact program; providing that the Act may not be construed to prohibit a certain restriction on use from including certain reasonable guidelines; etc.