The 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.
The 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.
Our 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
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!!!