Weed Warriors to Receive Reinforcements

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Have you ever explored a forest in Baltimore City? The Department of Recreation and Parks oversees some of the most spectacular natural areas in the region, and we’re working hard to keep them healthy, safe, and accessible for visitors like you. We, in the Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) Unit, actively monitor and manage non-native invasive… Read more »

Camp Small Update

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For over 70 years Camp Small has been the City’s collection facility for removed and downed street trees and park trees. Camp Small’s urban wood utilization initiative began in 2016 after receiving an Innovation fund of $98,000 from the City’s Bureau of Budget and Management Resource. The program took off quickly, and through the revenue… Read more »

Baltimore City’s Street Tree Data at Your Fingertips

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The City of Baltimore has completed the data collection for the Forestry Division’s citywide street tree and park tree inventory. The data collection contract for this project was awarded to Davey Resource Group. The tree inventory includes trees and vacant planting sites under the jurisdiction and responsibility of the Forestry Division, specifically all street trees… Read more »

Baltimore City’s Proactive Pruning Program

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The first thing people always ask: what is proactive pruning? It may seem like it’s a simple thing to explain, but surprisingly it can be a very complicated concept. Baltimore City’s Forestry Division currently bases their tree maintenance work on citizen complaints through the 311 system, which makes the current system a reactive one. The… Read more »

From the Other Side of the Forestry Office…

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The care and maintenance of City trees is a core function of the Forestry Division. Over the past year, the Forestry Division received 5234 requests for tree inspections, plus an additional 4442 urgent calls for problems like broken or fallen branches. But who inspects the trees? Who dispatches the crews? And how does the system… Read more »

A Word from Our Summer 2018 Intern

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Through the Urban Resource Initiative internship, my experience at TreeBaltimore involves updating the “Notable Trees” program and engaging with citizens in celebration of our beloved trees. The StoryMap at TreeBaltimore.org lets visitors explore an interactive map featuring City and MD State Champion Trees, unusual species, historic and memorable trees, and citizens’ favorite trees in Baltimore… Read more »