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  • Fruit for Thought: The Gingko

    October 25th, 2017
      General

    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
      General

    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
      General

    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

  • Weed Warriors Summer 17 Update: New GIS Intern!

    August 7th, 2017
      General, News

      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,...   Read More

  • Climate Change Preparedness in Baltimore


      General

    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...   Read More

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