Triangle Beautification/Free Trees Available through Montgomery County

[note from admin]:The following was sent in an email to and is reproduced here for your convenience. I’ve also reproduced the attachments as posts and hyperlinked them from this message. Click on the hyperlinks to view them.

The attached information was distributed at the block party on July 9th, however; if you missed it, please check it out and share with your neighbors who do not access this web-site.

The first attachment describes a Montgomery County program that gives residents free trees for the front “tree lawn” areas of their home. If you recently have had a diseased tree taken down, or have sustained storm damage, this would be the place to request a replacement tree, stump grinding, etc. Even if you never had a tree there before, the County will still plant one for you. Please check out all the information provided, and the phone numbers to call. This is a great opportunity to get on their fall planting schedule!

Also attached is general information about the triangle landscaping project. We really need volunteers to make this a true community project. There are numerous ways in which to help and all gardeners and non-gardeners are very welcome to participate. It will be a fun and “neighbor-bonding” experience, so please don’t miss out!!!

If you have any questions about any of the information provided, please contact me on (301) 493-6968 or via e-mail at d.perry1 at starpower dot net.

Triangle Beautification Project

We’re excited to learn that the plans for beautifying the Huntington Terrace Triangle — at the intersection of Garfield and Roosevelt Streets — have been approved by Montogmery County. Just days ago the county donated and installed a maple tree and two kousa dogwood trees at the site.

Deborah Perry of Garfield Street, who is spearheading the project, tells us plants and materials will be purchased after the County releases the approved grant funding of $500, so HT volunteers will likely proceed with site work and further planting in the fall.

Deborah and her Triangle volunteers are looking for neighbors with green thumbs (and/or strong backs!), donations of low-maintenance sun-loving plants, and gifts or loans of tools and other materials to keep the project affordable.

For more information about Triangle Beautification, to make a donation or to  help, contact Deborah at d.perry1 at starpower dot net.