Weed of the Season: Wavyleaf Basketgrass

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Non-native invasive Wavyleaf basketgrass has been spotted along trails in Baltimore City, lying in wait for unsuspecting passersby to pick up its tiny, gooey seeds and transport them to new areas. Learn how to identify it and help prevent its spread! A small patch of wavyleaf near Loch Raven Reservoir | Photo: T. Brann What… Read more »

Tree of the Season: American Hornbeam

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Whether it’s a visit to the pool, a stop at the snowball stand, or a lazy stroll in the shade of tree canopy, summer is here, and the warm weather has us seeking ways to beat the heat. As the sun peaks high above, a cool, steady breeze is what we’re after. This may be… Read more »

Big Ups for the Big Trees

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Thanks to some industrious, committed members of the Baltimore City Forestry Board, and MD Big Trees Coordinator(s) John Bennett and Joli McCathran, we have made big progress in identifying new city and state champions and their runners up during the spring, summer, fall 2017 season. These champs were located in public parks, street right of… Read more »

Fruit for Thought: The Gingko

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Gingko fruit, they smell so bad but taste so good. We all have seen Gingko trees with the beautiful fan-shaped leaves and yellowish to red fruit that smells really bad. The female members of these trees produce an edible nut but the fragrance from fruit enclosing the nut deters most people from trying them. Once… Read more »