Our History

The Baltimore Tree Trust (Tree Trust) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to make Baltimore a greener and healthier place to live. In 2012 the organization began working in the McElderry Park neighborhood. In that neighborhood, the final tree was planted on April 24, 2015, totaling 464 new trees that were planted there, more than doubling the existing McElderry Park’s tree canopy.

Since its inception, the Tree Trust has planted over 5,500 trees on private property and in underserved neighborhoods. Our work spearheads efforts to achieve Baltimore’s urban tree canopy goal by methodically planting up neighborhoods that have very few existing trees while engaging community leaders and stakeholders in the planting and maintenance.