Forests for Our Future
Well, here's an unpopular opinion :
Baltimore CITY's remaining forests are an endangered ecosystem.
When land developers, utility providers, and private property owners plan their next project, they are required by Maryland law to account for trees that may need to be removed, as well as those that can be re-planted.
To mitigate for trees lost on private property, responsible parties can balance their development costs by contracting with us to re-plant trees on their behalf. This service allows the developer to meet their Forest Conservation Act-required mitigation requirements in lieu of paying a fee (while also gaining karma points for working with a local non-profit).
Through our partnership with the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability and other city agencies, we have planted over 1,500 trees since starting the mitigation program in 2018.
Whether it is for mitigation or not, we also engage with large-scale property owners across Baltimore City who may be interested in increasing the tree canopy on their land. To date, we have planted over 1,200 trees working with:
- Archdiocese of Baltimore
- Baltimore City Public Schools
- Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation
- Johns Hopkins University
- The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore
If you are a private property owner or a development company representative and would like to learn more about the Tree Trust’s mitigation or large-scale planting service, please contact us!