Are you a tree advocate who wants action? Join TreeKeepers and get straight answers about urban trees and how to care for them.
TreeKeepers is a city-wide tree stewardship program starting this spring and open to anyone interested in Baltimore’s trees. TreeKeepers promotes healthy trees by educating residents and increasing their role in the care of the City’s trees. Through this training, citizens can become tree advocates and share the responsibility to plant and care for trees in their neighborhood and throughout the City.
TreeKeepers is being developed through a partnership among Baltimore City?s Department of Recreation and Parks? TreeBaltimore program, the Baltimore Tree Trust, and the Baltimore City Forestry Board with assistance from the Department of Planning?s Office of Sustainability, Baltimore Green Space, Blue Water Baltimore and the Parks & People Foundation.
TreeKeepers includes several levels and types of classes, ranging from purely educational to hands-on training that will teach citizens to care for their trees and environment. Some of the hands-on training will allow citizens to perform work on public trees that requires a permit; these classes will have a “test of competency” to certify citizens to perform the work. Certified tree planters and pruners will be encouraged to work with TreeBaltimore partners assisting at spring and fall tree planting events.
New classes teach residents about healthy trees for a healthy city.
Do trees eat my pipes?
How do I feed my trees?
How can I care for the trees in my neighborhood?
101 – Trees & Baltimore, Thurs., March 7th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Vollmer Center, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave 21209
102 – Science of Trees, Sat., March 16th, 12 noon – 3:00 p.m., Greenhouse Classroom, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave 21209
For more information and to register, please visit www.baltimoretreetrust.org