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  • Potted Fig Care EXTRAVAGANZA! and remember, Fruit Tree Fair this Saturday

    April 2nd, 2018

    Saturday's Quick Open Mic Style Infomercial on caring for your potted fig at Fruit Tree Fair will not be quite enough to cover ALL the details. So here's the detailed list of considerations:     Potted Fig Tree Care Workshop   Potting Mix:   Soil particle size: Sand (Large) Silt...   Read More

  • Big Ups for the Big Trees

    February 5th, 2018

    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...   Read More

  • Fruit for Thought: The Gingko

    October 25th, 2017

    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...   Read More

  • Stay Active and Healthy Year Round with Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

    October 24th, 2017

    Elderberry flowers are tiny, creamy-white and borne on a cluster in June. Pollinators come to do their thing and then many small berries grow and gain water weight as they ripen over July and August. You’ll know berries are ripe when the entire cluster begins to sag downwards. Use a...   Read More

  • Weed of the Season:

      Education, Photos

    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...   Read More

  • Notable Tree Tour Highlights

    August 8th, 2017

    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,...   Read More

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