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The Forest Resource Ordinance (FRO) protects and enhances local forest resources. This program was adopted in 1992 to meet the State Forest Conservation Act of 1991.
For Application, Notes, and Legal Documents go to the
Development Review Page.
Available Forest Banking Sites
Section 29 Ordinance Text
Forest Banking Credits Transferred By Year
Current Payment Rate
Section 24 – Ordinance Text
Emerald Ash Borer-Memo
Invasive Exotic Article
Invasive Exotics List
Native Trees and Shrubs List
Priority Areas for Conservation
Priority Areas for Off-Site Mitigation
Priority Areas for Planting
Quick History of Frederick County Forest
Forest Resource Ordinance Program 30 N. Market St.
Frederick, MD 21701
Hours Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.