Monthly Archives: June 2015

Check Out the Winners to Our Video Contest!!!

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 Baltimore Tree Trust would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2015 VIDEO CONTEST! 

 

Here is recap on the contest requirements.....

Participants were asked to:

1. Create a 1-2 minute video celebrating the importance and benefits of trees in urban environments

2. Begin and end all videos with the two slides that were provided

All videos were judged on content, production quality, creativity and overall effectiveness.

Now that we have that covered...let's watch the winning VIDEOS!

 

First Place Winner is "Root for Trees" by Carly Johnson

Second Place Winner is "Treevengers: A Baltimore Blockbuster" by Kate Stevens

Third Place Winner is "Baltimore Tree Trust" by Krista Trostle

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners in this year's VIDEO CONTEST!!!

We appreciate your enthusiasm and support for our organization. Help our organization stay strong and DONATE!!!

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Team UNLESS Promotes “Plant More Trees” as They Power the “Beast” Through Kinetic Sculpture Race

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A determined team of Baltimore green groups came together to enter their first-ever collective float/ sculpture into the American Visionary Art Museum's (AVAM) legendary annual Kinetic Sculpture Race. Despite skeptics, broken chains, and a hot and humid day on Sunday June 15, Team UNLESS and its Lorax "Plant More Trees" vehicle -- aka The Beast" -- completed the 16-mile "race." The 34 sculptures departed the museum around 10:30, headed up to Riverside Park, back along  Key Highway, around the Inner Harbor towards Canton. There they lined up and demonstrated their craft's ability to float and navigate back up onto dry ground. A large crowd cheered us on!

Then, onward to Patterson Park and its treacherous mud pit. Up at the Pagoda, the team stopped and planted a tree with a time capsule. The trip through Butcher's Hill was a breeze and then it was back around the Inner Harbor, up past the museum, along Key Highway, up some hills (which felt very steep), and then mercifully down the final hill to the museum. It had taken seven pretty grueling hours, but a good time was had by all, and the Lorax had proclaimed its message every mile of the journey!

 

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Federal Hill Park: Planting Trees with a Glorious View!

Three score plus volunteers turn out to green up the park.

The Baltimore Tree Trust and South Harbor Renaissance, with support from the Richard Kaminski Memorial Reforestation Program, had a great day on Saturday June 6 during the 'Putting Down Roots' event--planting young trees to sustain a beautiful city park!

Tree Trust board members and staff plant a tree!

Tree Trust board members and staff plant a tree!

 

The weather was lovely, the harbor view spectacular, and the multitude of volunteers very enthusiastic as they gathered to work together to plant 27 trees, including oak, linden, and black gum, in Federal Hill Park.

 

Board member Thomasina Poirot with Bobby Smith (l) and Gene DeSantis, two of our most devoted volunteers.

Board member Thomasina Poirot with Bobby Smith (l) and Gene DeSantis, two of our most devoted volunteers.

Hole dug, tree in ground, now making sure it's in straight!

Hole dug, tree in ground, now making sure it's in straight!

Thank you Hord/Coplan/Macht  for site plan.

Thank you Hord/Coplan/Macht for site plan.

And the final touch: mulch!

And the final touch: mulch!