Blue Water Blog - Urban Forest

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



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…

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…

YouthWorks 2013 A Big Success

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Since 2003 Blue Water Baltimore has enjoyed hosting a team from Baltimore City’s YouthWorks program. In 2013 we trained and employed eight high school students for six weeks, teaching them the skills to maintain Baltimore’s urban forest. The trainees worked…

Four Tips to Protect Trees from Storm Damage

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It has been a rough year for trees in Baltimore, with several storms that resulted in significant damage to our urban forest. Although severe storms will always result in some uprooted and broken trees, thankfully some preventative steps can lessen…