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Artscape, the largest free arts festival, notoriously falls on the hottest weekend of the year, every year. While the festival sets up cooling zones, the street trees surrounding the festival will be another huge benefit to help people keep cool as temperatures sore over the weekend to 100 degrees. Our city’s street trees not only […]

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The Gene Machine

June 14, 2019

  Urban forests are dying. Baltimore shows us how to bring them back.Urban forests are dying. Baltimore shows us how to bring them back. This month, our good friend Gene was deservedly featured in a Popular Science article about his life, urban forestry, and how Baltimore is working toward its goal of 40% tree canopy […]

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The start of summer means a lot of things — beach trips, long hikes, outdoor BBQs and pool time. At the Baltimore Tree Trust, it also means the start of watering season for all the trees we planted over the past two years. Pledging a two-year commitment to newly planted trees, BTT continues to perform […]

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Arbor Day this year was a bittersweet day for the Baltimore Tree Trust! The end of our second cohort of the Urban Roots Apprenticeship happened to fall on Arbor Day, and while we love any holiday celebrating trees, it was also sad to say goodbye to another group of apprentices. URA ran from March 18 […]

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In this month’s Chesapeake Bay Journal, our Director of Programs, Sheila McMenamin, discusses the importance of the “No Net LosS” bill of the Forest Conservation Act. You can read more here! “Currently, the state of Maryland touts a goal to maintain its level of “40 percent of the state covered in tree canopy.” The operative […]

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