This winter 2017 we invite you to join the TreeBaltimore community at our Gathering. The TreeBaltimore Winter Gathering is a public forum that presents information related to Baltimore’s Urban Forest and Tree Canopy to partners and community members. This yearly educational and networking event provides a platform to keep interested citizens informed about our progress, new opportunities and ways they can get involved and help grow our urban tree canopy! There will be updates on TreeBaltimore programs and happenings, interactive workshop demonstrations and raffle prizes, as well as food and drink during the mix and mingle sessions. The venue, situated at Baltimore’s premier arboretum Cylburn Arboretum is fantastic! Known as the Vollmer Center, this ADA accessible, green efficient building features large walls of windows, an upper and lower lobby, auditorium, composting toilets, water-efficient plumbing, and a living green roof! We enjoyed the outdoor auditorium and nature play space just outside the building last summer during our celebration. But we think you’ll enjoy our informative program this winter to get your greening inspirations going for the new year!

This event is free and open to the public!

What: TreeBaltimore Winter Gathering: Food, Drink, Networking, TreeBaltimore Updates, Interactive Demonstrations

When: February 9th 5:30-8:30PM

Where: Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum 4915 Greenspring Ave 21209

Who: Come Join the TreeBaltimore network!

Why: Your opportunity to engage with Baltimore’s greening community

Info: 410)396-6109 or info@treebaltimore.org

Event Schedule

5:30 PM
Networking Mix and Mingle
 Food and Drink Catered by Corner Pantry

6:15 PM
Presentations
TreeBaltimore Progress Updates and US Forest Service: “A Comparison of Then and Now” –  Land Cover Data Analysis for Baltimore’s Tree Canopy

7:15 PM
Interactive Demonstrations and Networking 

 Food and Drink Catered by Corner Pantry

8:00 PM
Stewardship Awards and Raffle
TreeKeeper and Weed Warrior Certification, Announcement of Lorax Award and Raffle Prizes

 

Interactive Table Demonstrations

Track the Weeds
Desiree Shelley, the Weed Warrior Program Coordinator, will discuss new invasive vegetation tracking, monitoring and mapping projects and demonstrate how you can support efforts to identify and collect data on invasive plants in Baltimore City!

Native Companion Plants
Discover native companion plants for landscaping or gardens that will grow well with your trees. Blue Water Baltimore will engage guests with native plants available from Herring Run Nursery

Winter Tree ID
City Naturalist, Glenda Webber, and TreeBaltimore’s, Ted Martello, will be walking you through how to use dichotomous keys and other clues to identify trees in winter!

Fruit and Nut Tree Academy
Baltimore Orchard Project will be educating and quizzing guests on fruit tree facts and care from their fruit and nut tree academy training course

Tree Trivia Wheel
Baltimore Tree Trust will offer guests the opportunity to spin the tree trivia wheel, answer correctly and receive a free Burley Oak Beer

Notable Trees 
TreeBaltimore will be highlighting some photographs and stories of Notable Trees you can find in Baltimore City! Dates for Spring/ Summer 2017 bus and bike tours will be released.