Right Tree, Right Place Program

The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) partners with the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) for the Right Tree, Right Place (RTRP) Program.

When the program began in 2011, it solely focused on replacing hazardous Bradford Pear trees. However, the RTRP Program has grown and transformed, and now its objectives include not only managing the risk of other tree types (in addition to the Bradford Pear), but increasing the urban tree canopy, improving the air temperature and quality, mitigating storm water runoff, and increasing communities’ beauty. The program only works with street trees (trees that are in the public right-of-way) — removing and replacing those trees with trees built to survive and thrive in that particular environment.

The RTRP Program works closely with homeowners' and civic associations, as well as the Prince George's County Council. Since its inception, the RTRP Program has worked with 170 communities in Prince George’s County, has removed 12,000 trees, and has planted 33,600 trees.​​

​​For more information about the RTRP Program, please contact Program Coordinator for Prince George's County, Ossana Wolff, at trees@ndc-md.org.

RTRP Program in Laurel's Montpelier Community (Photo courtesy of the Neighborhood Design Center)

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RTRP Program in Hyattsville's Radiant Valley & Landover Estates Communities (Photo courtesy of Matt Roth)

NDC RTRP photo taken by Matt Roth

RTRP Program in Laurel's Montpelier Community (Photo courtesy of the Neighborhood Design Center)

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RTRP Program in Largo's Business District

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