Tree leaves and branches intercept airborne particles and CO2 while also circulating oxygen back into the atmosphere. During a storm, mature trees act as sponges, absorbing and slowing down rainwater and soaking up Bay-bound pollutants in its roots.
By shading our homes and streets, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water vapor into the air, trees have the power to cool Baltimore by up to 10°F. Spending time in the presence of trees has also been shown to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, and reduce anxiety, among many other health benefits.
From reduced energy costs to increased commercial activity, residents and local businesses alike enjoy the financial benefits of tree-lined streets. But who plants those trees? Who takes care of them to make sure they continue to provide sustained benefits? Since 2018, we’ve operated a local hiring program offering full-time, living wage employment opportunities to grow Baltimore’s tree canopy.
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The Baltimore Tree Trust is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.