Weed of the Season:

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Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) Fall 2017   “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ―Aldo Leopold   Japanese stiltgrass carpeting parkland in fall | Photo: Chris Evans, University of… Read more »

Notable Tree Tour Highlights

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Missed this spring’s Notable Tree Tour? No worries, there will be more. In the meantime, enjoy the photos below highlighting a few of the magnificent north Baltimore City trees we visited on our tour and don’t forget to check out the notable tree map ! BCRP City Naturalist and Horticulturist, Glenda Weber talks about a… Read more »

Weed Warriors Summer 17 Update: New GIS Intern!

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  Welcome our new Weed Warrior GIS Intern, Victoria Rivard!  Victoria has joined the BCRP Forestry team this summer to help build the departments capacity to track and monitor invasive vegetation control and restoration projects. Victoria, a junior at Towson majoring in Environmental Studies with a certificate in Geographic Information Systems, has created an application, utilizing… Read more »

Climate Change Preparedness in Baltimore

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Photo: Flooding in Baltimore’s inner harbor after Hurricane Isabel in 2003. The negative impact of climate change also known as global warming is becoming a growing health and environmental issue for many urban communities especially those living along coastal areas.  Climate change refers to the rise in surface temperatures due to the increased use of greenhouse… Read more »

New Nature Play in Druid Hill Park

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Construction is complete for Druid Hill Parks’ first ever nature play space! The play space is located at the intersection of East Drive and Red Road just east of Safety City! Photo: Youth planting a commemorative tree at the July 8th opening day The story of the Nature Play Space’s inception is a serendipitous series… Read more »

Weed of the Season: Kudzu

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Pueraria montana var. lobata Kudzu eating it’s way north  Photo: Kerry Britton, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org Kudzu has long been notoriously known as the vine that ate the south. Now it is eating its way into the Baltimore landscape and the greater mid-Atlantic areas. Kudzu “eats” through forest ecosystems by fast, vigorous growth and large… Read more »