Welcome

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.


Featured News:

Doug Tallamy Kicks Off
Discussion Panel

Professor Tallamy elaborates on the significance of his data presented in the native tree selection guide.

This begins our discussion panel, in which FONTT invites scientists and other urban forest experts to comment on the guide and its messages by answering a few questions.


The website menu explained:

Learn about FONTT and why you should join.

View and download guide. Participate in discussion panel.

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

Links to area and online nurseries selling native plants,

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.


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


Extra! Extra! Read All About It!!

Friends of Native Trees in Takoma
featured on

Eric Bond’s
TALK of TAKOMA

Listen to recording

Takoma Radio WOWD-LP 94.3 FM
Broadcast 1:00 pm December 4, 2022

Segment begins at Minute 18

Learn about oak decline, the city’s recent tree canopy assessment, what you can do to put more nature in your yard and neighborhood, and lots more.


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