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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 »

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 »

Urban Greening Uplift- Fruit Tree Fair ’17

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  Did you go to the Fruit Tree Fair this year? Maybe you’re smiling over that Beach Plum you took home from FTF and planted in your backyard? Well you’ll want to make sure you return to the next fair to get yourself a second plant so they can pollinate each other. We hope you… 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 »