Friends of Native Trees in Takoma (FONTT) is a group of Takoma Park MD community members who advocate planting native trees and other native plants in order to protect biodiversity.

The website menu explained:

Learn about FONTT and why you should join.

View and download guide. Read about the science behind the guide.

Takoma Park MD residents talk about how they have created habitat by planting native trees and other native plants.

FONTT perspectives on urban forest policies, practices, and issues in Takoma Park MD.

Links to area and online nurseries, native plant sales announcements, and FONTT member recommendations.

Quick access to useful pages on City of Takoma Park website

Join FONTT. Stay in touch by email. Follow us on Twitter, Flipboard, and Instagram.

FONTT wins PLANT award from Maryland

FONTT received a 2022 PLANT award for the FONTT native tree selection guide and FONTT website.

Each year the Maryland Urban and Community Forestry Committee of the Maryland Forestry Boards in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources recognizes the work of community groups on behalf of trees.

State Delegate Lorig Charkoudian presented the PLANT certificate to FONTT members during the TPSS Co-op Earth Day Celebration, April 22, 2023.

What our friends say about us:

FONTT is doing an outstanding job of educating the citizens of Takoma Park MD about the importance of planting native trees in their community.

Humans have caused unwitting degradation of their lands and ecosystems for decades by inviting invasive non-native plants into their landscapes. The thoroughly researched Takoma Park Native Tree Selection Guide is an essential tool for residents to use in making decisions about caring for and restoring their land.

As a DC resident, I see their work as a model that can be used to educate residents, employees, and city leaders in DC to become better stewards of our land for the benefit of everyone and everything that needs it.

Liz Crafford, Shepherd Park