Baltimore Tree Trust (BTT) is proud to announce the planting of our 4,000th tree in Baltimore!
On June 16th 2017 BTT was joined by 9 employees from Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP to plant our 4,000th tree at the intersection of N Kenwood Ave. and E Chase St. in the Biddle Street community as part of their Community Service Day. This spring marks a milestone season for the organization as we continue to grow our efforts every year. In spring 2017, we planted 1,140 trees throughout the City of Baltimore. This total consists of 440 new street trees as part of our Trees for Public Health (TPH) program and 700 new trees on private properties as part of our Putting Down Roots (PDR) program. Since the induction of the organization BTT has completely planted a total of six neighborhoods in Baltimore: McElderry Park, Old Goucher, Ellwood Park, Milton Montford, Madison Eastend, and Middle East. In several neighborhoods, we more than doubled the tree canopy and removed thousands of square feet of impervious surface. To date, we have removed over 64,000 square feet of impervious surface throughout Baltimore. These new tree additions and the removal of impervious surface will go a long way toward restoring Baltimore's urban forest.
These efforts would not be possible without the generosity and support from community members, funders, and partners. Our work is a direct reflection of true partnership. We planted the majority of our trees with volunteers, engaging nearly 2,000 volunteers and over 6,000 volunteer hours. We also work with local vendors and organizations such as Center For Urban Families to create green jobs and the transfer of the skills needed to perform these jobs. We are TRANSFORMING BALTIMORE WITH TREES one tree at a time. Thank you to everyone who has helped BTT throughout the years--we couldn't do the work we do without you!