A Word from our Summer ’17 Intern

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This summer I had the opportunity to intern with TreeBaltimore, helping start the #myfavoritetree map, a StoryMap for their website of trees special to city residents. TreeBaltimore started its Notable Tree program in 1990, which aimed to highlight and share our city’s biggest, historic, and otherwise notable trees. This summer we made two trips measuring… Read more »

Tree of the Season: Bur Oak

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This Quercus tree is native to the Great Plains of the Midwest, and even a few successful cases have found a home here on the Maryland Piedmont in parks and urban settings. Quercus macrocarpa literally means large-fruited. The commonly used name Bur oak refers to the long-fringed structures found along the margin of the acorn… Read more »

Salt: The Silent Winter Killer

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The Impacts of Road Salts on Trees  written by  Charlie Murphy, TreeBaltimore Operations Manager Winter is here, which means cold temperatures, icy conditions, and snow.  With winter’s frozen precipitation comes human’s solution, which unfortunately more often than not is salt. More than 20 million tons of sodium chloride are used on our roadways every winter… Read more »

Getting to the Roots of Tree Communication- by John Canoles

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Baltimore County’s Country Chronicle newspaper was kind enough to let us share this article by local naturalist John Canoles. Country Chronicle February 2017 Nature’s Notes Getting to the Roots Of Tree Communication by John Canoles   Cheer up. Winter is half over. That’s why we celebrate Groundhog Day, the official mid-point of winter. The crass,… Read more »

New Map: Recent and Future Tree Plantings by Neighborhood 2016

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Tomorrow evening, August 25th, we will be displaying our newest tree map at our Annual TreeBaltimore Summer Gathering. The “Recent and Future Tree Plantings by Neighborhood Map,” created by our team members Victor Miranda and Nathan Randolph, will illustrate who is planting in what neighborhood.. Use the map to find out who is planting in… Read more »