Trees! Trees! Trees!
On April 16th 2016, with the help of several volunteers, we planted 16 NEW STREET TREES around St. Casimir Church in Canton.
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TRANSFORM BALTIMORE WITH TREES!
On April 15th 2016, 25 volunteers from BB&T Bank planted 20 NEW STREET TREES in the Milton Montford neighborhood in east Baltimore.
As volunteers worked hard to dig holes, straighten trees, mulch, and pick up trash, community members joined us to show their appreciation for their new greener streets.
For the second year in a row, BB&T Bank chose the Baltimore Tree Trust for their annual Lighthouse Project. The BB&T Lighthouse Project provides corporate financial support for organizations and volunteers time to assist in carrying out our mission.
On April 14th 2016 Whitney Bailey Cox and Magnani (WBCM) provided 12 volunteers to help plant 12 new street trees in the Milton Montford neighborhood in east Baltimore. We began the afternoon with a "lunch & learn" at WBCM's office educating volunteers about the importance of our organization's mission and ended the afternoon greening the streets of Baltimore one tree at a time.
Eager to live on tree lined streets, community members welcomed the trees and shared their support and excitement over the new additions to the neighborhood. Tree varieties include Red Maple, Acer rubrum & Hackberry, Celtis occidentalis.
A total of 188 new trees were planted this spring, varieties include Redpointe Maple, October Glory Maple, Legacy Maple, Street Keeper Honeylocust, Bloodgood London Planetree, and Scarlet Oak. An additional 22 trees will be planted in the fall of 2016. The trees are located along the west side of campus along I-895, the north side along Lombard Street & Eastern Avenue, and around the parking garage on the east side of campus.
The trees will make a significant impact on the campus and for the city of Baltimore, increasing shade, adding to the aesthetics and beautification of the campus, reducing stromwater runoff, and improving air quality.
CLICK HERE for a PDF of the planting plan
Utilizing funds from the France-Merrick Foundation, New Cathedral Cemetery on Old Frederick Road received 125 new trees on March 24th 2016. As part of our "Putting Down Roots" program and a partnership with the Archdiocese of Baltimore, we were able to GREEN UP this hallowed land.
Now several pathways are lined with trees. As they mature they will provide an abundance of shade for those visiting their beloved. The tree varieties include honeylocust, tulip tree, and london planetree.
Click here for a PDF of the Planting Plan