Monthly Archives: October 2015

Transforming Ellwood Park

WE DID IT, 86 STREET TREES IN ONE DAY!

2015 has been a great year for Ellwood Park greening! The Baltimore Tree Trust, with the help and partnership of Chesapeake Bay Trust, Volunteering Untapped, Baltimore TreeKeepers, Banner Neighborhoods, Ellwood Park community members & additional volunteers, planted 86 street trees in Ellwood Park on October 10th and 15 street trees on October 12th totaling 101 NEW STREET TREES for Ellwood Park!

Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Outreach and Restoration Grant helped us plant 101 new street trees, remove CBTRUSTapproximately 3,200 square feet of impervious surface (with the help of Blue Water Baltimore) and provided “Green & Clean” buckets to residents in Ellwood Park. The Green & Clean Buckets will provide residents with the tool they need to help care for the tree we planted for them in their neighborhood.

We want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. We couldn’t have accomplished this without the efforts of the 80 volunteers that dug holes, staked trees, mulched tree wells and the list goes on. Volunteering Untapped provided us with 63 volunteers on Saturday, October 10th, incredible.

Oct 10_1Volunteering Untapped is an organization that focuses on improving Baltimore through volunteerism. They work with non-profit organizations throughout the city on the second Saturday of every month from 10:00am-1:00pm. Hard work does not go unrewarded, after the volunteer event the group has an “after party” at a local venue to provide an opportunity for the volunteers to network, eat, drink & have fun! This is an incredible group—to learn more about Volunteering Untapped visit their website at http://www.volunteeringuntapped.org/

In addition to the impressive 101 trees planted in 2 days, on October 3rd the Tree Trust staff and volunteers planted 19 trees along Monument Street in Ellwood Park. This gives a grand total of 120 NEW STREET TREES planted in Ellwood Park in 10 days, WOW!

 

Help us plant 20 more street trees in Ellwood Park on November 7th, click  HERE and sign up TODAY!

 


Volunteers are a BIG reason we are able to plant several street trees in one day, click HERE to visit our VOLUNTEER page and sign up to help us plant more trees throughout Baltimore!!!

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 Photos by Volunteering Untapped

 

Old Goucher Proud!

Dad & SonThe Baltimore Tree Trust began working in the Old Goucher neighborhood (located in central Baltimore between N. Howard Street & Guilford Avenue and 27th & 20th Streets) in summer of 2014. October 15, 2015 marked a significant day for the Tree Trust, as this was our final volunteer planting event in Old Goucher.

Since the start of our work in Old Goucher, we are proud to say that we have planted a total of 327 street trees with a total of 335 volunteers. This equals approximately 1,154 volunteer hours within one and a half years.

Cassie & GroupThe majority of these planted trees now live in newly cut or expanded tree wells thanks to P. Flanigan & Sons, Inc., who generously donated time, labor and equipment to remove and recycle approximately 6,7oo square feet of impervious surface! The removal of concrete/impervious surface is one of the more difficult and expensive parts of the tree planting process, this generosity from P. Flanigan & Sons, Inc. has allowed the Tree Trust to give Old Goucher and the City of Baltimore hundreds of new street trees. A BIG THANK YOU TO P. FLANIGAN & SONS, INC!!!

We also want to thank the Old Goucher Community Association’s Tree Committee for leading the volunteer outreach effort within the Greater Homewood Communities. Baltimore is blessed to have a many, many generous residents who dedicate a significant amount of their time to help plant trees thus furthering our organization’s mission. We appreciate all the support, generosity, encouragement and dedication from all of our volunteers over the past year and a half.

IMG_1717Our Volunteers Include:

  • Baltimore TreeKeepers
  • BB&T Employees
  • BGE EcoTeam
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Goucher College Students & Teachers
  • John Hopkins University Alumni
  • Old Goucher Community Association
  • The Lab School of Baltimore Students & Teachers
  • Towson University Students

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Community members from various Baltimore neighborhoods including Barclay, Bolton Hill, Bromo Arts District, Butcher’s Hill, Charles North, Charles Village, Harwood, Mt Vernon Belvedere, Mt Washington, Remington, Reservoir Hill & Wyman Park

Funders: Alliance for Community Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, Central Baltimore Partnerships and the Chesapeake Bay Trust

We will miss working in this neighborhood but we are looking forward to continuing our mission of Transforming Baltimore with trees in our next neighborhood of Ellwood Park.

 


Volunteers are a BIG reason we are able to plant several street trees in one day, click HERE to visit our VOLUNTEER page and sign up to help us plant more trees throughout Baltimore!!!

 

Thank You Bartlett Tree Experts

Bartlett Trees Experts donated time, equipment and labor to prune 24 Lindens in Library Square.