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No Pro Baseball, but orioles nesting in the park

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While former Baltimore Orioles baseball player Adam Jones swings his bat for the Buffaloes in Japan, our own Oriole Park at Camden Yards is closed until further notice or until Jim Palmer has his way. All the while we’re still asking ourselves: When will our Orioles get back to business? Well, wait no longer. It’s… Read more »

Springtime in Baltimore

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Spring is a magical time of year. The appearance of flowers at the end of winter stimulates our senses. Warmer weather provides the opportunity for residents to spend more time outdoors enjoying our local natural environment and observing plants as they grow and bloom. You may not realize it, but nearly all the trees in… Read more »

City Nature Challenge 2020

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City Nature ChallengeThe 2020 City Nature Challenge is still on! The City Nature Challenge asks citizen scientists in cities around the world to document as many species as they can over a multiple-day period, helping people to connect to the nature found in cities and highlighting the biodiversity found in urban areas. In previous years,… Read more »

Baltimore City’s Proactive Pruning Program

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The first thing people always ask: what is proactive pruning? It may seem like it’s a simple thing to explain, but surprisingly it can be a very complicated concept. Baltimore City’s Forestry Division currently bases their tree maintenance work on citizen complaints through the 311 system, which makes the current system a reactive one. The… Read more »

From the Other Side of the Forestry Office…

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The care and maintenance of City trees is a core function of the Forestry Division. Over the past year, the Forestry Division received 5234 requests for tree inspections, plus an additional 4442 urgent calls for problems like broken or fallen branches. But who inspects the trees? Who dispatches the crews? And how does the system… Read more »

A Word from Our Summer 2018 Intern

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Through the Urban Resource Initiative internship, my experience at TreeBaltimore involves updating the “Notable Trees” program and engaging with citizens in celebration of our beloved trees. The StoryMap at TreeBaltimore.org lets visitors explore an interactive map featuring City and MD State Champion Trees, unusual species, historic and memorable trees, and citizens’ favorite trees in Baltimore… Read more »