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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 »

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  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 leaves that grow over other native plants… 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 »

For Trees Lovers with a Sweet Tooth…

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Late February and early March are  maple sugar season! And you can experience first hand how maple sugar and syrup is made at local parks and nature centers in the Baltimore area.   http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/2015/2/24/sweet-trees-are-made-of-this-maple-sugar-tours-on-tap-this-weekend Also, did you know: Maple sugar and syrup comes from a sugary sap produced by trees as an evolutionary biological function… Read more »