The Baltimore Tree Trust's (BTT) mission is to restore the city's urban forest and TRANSFORM BALTIMORE WITH TREES through increased tree plantings, tree stewardship, community engagement, public education, advocacy, and research.
Over the last year Will Schwarz of Pennant Productions has donated his time to capture the compelling story of the Baltimore Tree Trust's "A Tree is Coming" campaign in Baltimore City. Since the program started in 2012, we have planted over 2,300 trees for Baltimore, successfully implemented dozens of volunteer planting events, created new partnerships with community members and local businesses, and removed almost 14,000 square feet of impervious surface.
Thanks to Will's dedication to dynamic videography, he has created a production with impactful footage and meaningful insight. A considerable part of the work we do involves community engagement, education, and advocacy. Will captured Sarah Broadwater of the Milton Montford Community Association who states "It beautified the neighborhood. I have lived in this neighborhood for 57 years, you know, these trees have made a difference. I see that the people care--they really care about the neighborhood." Tree plantings improve public health, bring people together, create stronger communities and ultimately strengthen the city as a whole. This video is an excellent visual of the time, hard work, and amazing teamwork that helps make Baltimore a little greener.
We are VERY appreciative of this important documentation Will has provided and we can't wait for him to return in the future to capture the new URBAN CANOPY we are creating!