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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 »

Paddling towards a Healthy Harbor with Green Infrastructure

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Did you know that Baltimore City has approximately 21,000 acres of pavement — an area more than 150 times the size of Patterson Park? Did you know that Gov. Martin O’Malley signed legislation in 2012 which called for removing one fifth of the city’s concrete (4,200 acres of concrete) by the year 2018? What replaces… Read more »

A Summer Mapping the New Tree Plantings

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Hey everyone! I’m Vincent Bergamo and I interned with Victor Miranda at TreeBaltimore this summer. We began creating a map that will show the locations of all newly planted trees in the city. The map can be helpful in a variety of ways such as: analyzing tree survival rates, finding new places to plant, and… Read more »

Weed Warriors

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The Weed Warriors program strives to keep forests healthy by removing invasive species throughout the city. Many volunteer group events have been held over past years, and now the program is expanding under the enthusiastic direction of Stephanie Helms.Weed Warriors certification is a new 3 class series that allows citizens to become authorized to perform… Read more »

Druid Hill Park Notable Tree Tour

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On Sept. 24th Gary Letteron, an urban forester, led a short bike tour visiting the champion trees and other special trees. The ride was done in partnership with Baltimore Tree Trust and the Friends of Druid Hill Park. Sassafras – City Champion Oaks – WW1 Memorial Grove Northern Red Oak – Governor Ritchie Memorial English Oak –… Read more »