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Big Ups for the Big Trees

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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 public parks, street right of… Read more »

Fruit for Thought: The Gingko

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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 people from trying them. Once… Read more »

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 »