Welcome to the Springfield Civic Association Environment Committee Page

Please contact Committee Chair Reid Lewis at trees@springfieldcitizensassociation.com for the following:

- Request a tree be planted your address in the County right of way near the road

- Add your address to the list of DO NOT PLANT addresses that the SCA maintains

- Request removal of a stump in the County right of way at your address

Request a Tree for Your Yard

Request a free tree from the County here: https://treemontgomery.org/

Photos of River Road Park

The SCA contributed to the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail-led effort to transform a parking lot into a tree-lined park.

See CCCT plans here: https://www.cctrail.org/river_road_park

See photos of the progress here: http://bit.ly/SCA_River_Rd_Park_2018

FAQs on Street Trees on County Neighborhood Roads

Q - How long do you think it will be until they remove the stump?

A - Due to budget constraints, removal will take 12-18 months.

Q - What type of tree should I request?

A - The County will give you a choice before planting.  Choices are limited by proximity to electrical wires, availability of species, and the list of approved trees maintained by the State of Maryland.  Where they are no electrical wires, I recommend swamp oak or red oak.

Q -  How long is the wait for a new tree planting?
A - After the stump is removed, replanting may happen quickly but can take as long as 12-18 months. 

Q - What are my options to get a tree faster?

A - You can contract with a County approved arborist to remove the stump and re-plant.

Let's inventory our stumps and tree planting opportunities

Hello Neighbors,

Help us create a list of all of the stumps in the County right of way so that we can ask the County to remove them.  

Click this link to add a stump to our list by completing an anonymous form:

bit.ly/SCA-Stumps or https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Nq3NscLJkilkBRi39zz1qD8cz7gq1QPtPgZHDgcov9M/viewform?c=0&w=1

Help us create a list of all of the locations for planting trees in the County right of way so that we can ask the County to plant a tree at no cost to the homeowner or the SCA.  

Click this link to add a location for planting trees to our list by completing an anonymous form:

bit.ly/SCA-Trees or https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GjLMHv7hr-2bmz1OgE1pDEW6X9r6hhjzK3robEZim0U/viewform?usp=send_form

We will cross reference all addresses with our "Do Not Plant" list of addresses to honor the residents' wishes.

Note that you can enter any address in Bethesda or the County onto these lists  . . .I will happily pass them on to the County whether or not they are in Springfield.  

Lets start the 2015 by working to plant more trees in our neighborhood.

- Reid


  • CEDS:  Land Use & Environmental Compliance Advocacy News, Opinion, Science & Strategy https://cedsnews.com/

Environmental Organizations and Contacts
  • Wildlife Hotline Maryland Department of Natural Resources 877.463.6497