Blue Water Blog - Trees

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Blue Water Baltimore’s New State Champs

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The Next Generation of Baltimore’s Forests Blue Water Baltimore staff and volunteers have planted several thousand trees across our local watersheds over the past 15 years. Some of these trees are now reaching maturity and helping us reach our citywide…

Fall 2022 Tree Species Availability Free Tree Giveaway

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Take home your own free tree! Blue Water Baltimore is partnering with the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, TreeBaltimore and Stillmeadow Community Fellowship to offer residents a variety of native tree species for FREE! From small flowering…

2022 Spring Tree-planting Season Finished!

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Blue Water Baltimore just wrapped up another great tree-planting season. This spring, we planted 358 trees with 282 volunteers!  Irvington We kicked off the 2022 planting season in the southwest Baltimore neighborhood of Irvington. Our staff partnered with leaders from…

One Congregation’s Vision for a Sustainable Future

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Just miles from bustling downtown Baltimore City, Stillmeadow Community Fellowship sits on 10 acres of serene, undisturbed forest land. The land serves as a community peace park—with open trails and thousands of healthy trees. In the Fellowship’s parking lot and…

‘Tis the Season For Deer Rub

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“Buck Rubbing on Tree” by USFWS Mountain Prairie is licensed under CC BY 2.0.  Why do white-tailed deer rub their antlers on trees? Each spring, male deer (also called ‘stags’ or ‘bucks’) grow a new set of antlers. In the…

How to Plant Your New Free Tree

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Right tree, right place. Congratulations, you decided to plant a new tree! Depending on the species, trees can live for a few decades and up to a few centuries. So choose wisely! Before you dig, do research on native trees…

Celebrating 2020: Restoration

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Featured image: Volunteers pose with their work at College Manor. Courtesy of Shannon Light Jump to:  Policy wins New green infrastructure Community tree plantings 2020 was full of challenges. Despite the tumultuous year, we still managed to carry on our…