Mission | Vision | Strategy
While there are countless ways to contribute to sustainable community development in Baltimore City, we trust that by investing in the planting and care of trees, as well as the education and development of those who tend to them, Baltimore can be a leader in the field of green infrastructure and its impacts on public and environmental health.
Since our inception, we have planted over 5,500 trees on private property and in low-canopy neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City, actively spearheading efforts to achieve Baltimore’s 40% urban tree canopy goal. Our vision is to plant 10,000 trees a year–trees that will shade our residents, cool and clean the air, and lessen the effects of climate change on our city.
We began working in the McElderry Park neighborhood in 2012, where we planted 464 trees by April 2015. Since then, we have been working in the surrounding neighborhoods that make up this watershed, planting a total of 5,600 trees and counting. Our trees will shade, clean and cool these streets for decades to come, not only preparing our city for the effects of a changing climate, but contributing to a stronger sense of place for our residents. To us, trees make neighborhoods, and since 2008, we have been grateful to be a part of this work.