Blue Water Blog - Street Trees

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



The “Do’s & Don’ts” of Street Tree Care

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Street Trees Save Lives The life of a street tree isn’t an easy one. Urban trees face stress resulting from the heat island effect, concentrated air & water pollution, compacted soils, and vandalism resulting from vehicle and pedestrian traffic –…

Speak Up For Trees! City Council Hearing – Aug 4

photo of trees from a vantage point of looking up at them

If you follow our work at Blue Water Baltimore, you know that we are all about trees. Why? Trees clean our air and water, reduce flooding, lower temperatures and energy bills, improve public health and social cohesion, and beautify our…

Brooklyn Tree Planting

A man and two girls during a tree planting.

Get your hands dirty for clean water and a greener Baltimore! Help us plant new trees for cooler streets and cleaner air in Brooklyn. Our tree planting projects are rain or shine. Be sure to wear proper clothes and sturdy…

Brooklyn Tree Planting

A man and two girls during a tree planting.

Get your hands dirty for clean water and a greener Baltimore! Help us plant new trees for cooler streets and cleaner air in Brooklyn. Our tree planting projects are rain or shine. Be sure to wear proper clothes and sturdy…

Survey Says: 400 New Trees for North Avenue

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In nature, trees do a fine job of planting themselves.  In an urban environment like Baltimore, getting the right tree in the right place takes a little bit of human effort. The West North Avenue Streetscape Conceptual Master Plan, completed…

Here Come 450 New Street Trees for Baltimore

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The Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coastal Services Unit recently announced $300,000 in funding to Blue Water Baltimore to plant  450 new street trees and remove of 3/4 acre of concrete in Baltimore. These new funds will enable Blue Water…