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The Baltimore City Forestry Board

Meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month at the

Parks & People Foundation
2100 Liberty Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
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Forest Conservancy District Boards, referred to as Forestry Boards, function in all 23 Maryland countries and Baltimore City. The county boards were established by law in 1943 by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Baltimore City Forestry Board held its first meeting in June 1987

The Baltimore City Board is composed of individuals who serve voluntarily to promote and nurture the expansion of the urban canopy so as to improve the health and welfare of Baltimore's residents. 

All members of the Board are unpaid volunteers who work closely with state foresters. Members are formally appointed by the Director of the Maryland DNR-Forest Service on the recommendation of the chairman and members of the Board in consultation with our local DNR Forester.

The Baltimore City Forest Conservancy District Board's goals are:

  • Improve the management of Baltimore's urban forest growing along its city's streets and in its parks.
  • Facilitate school tree plantings.
  • Promote informational and educational activities about the City's urban forest resources.
  • Work closely with, and assist the Baltimore City Forestry Division with its mission.
Board members meet monthly to discuss urban forest issues and plan upcoming activities. Meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in helping the City Board with its activities contact Maryland DNR - Forest Service 410-260-8510

Baltimore City Forestry Board-Projects and Activities
Notable Tree Posters For Sale 
The size of the poster is 18 x 22.5, full color poster of
Baltimore City's Notable Trees,  call Russ at 410-728-1893 to place your order @$5 each.
Baltimore City's Notable Trees

  • Natural Resources Careers Camp - For nearly 40 years high school students have gathered from across the state to attend this last-week-in-July camp about green careers and college programs in natural resources. Beat the heat in leafy Garrett County! The NRC Camp is fun and informative, letting high school students train in the field with professional foresters, biologists and naturalists. The Baltimore City Forestry Board is generous with tuition aid where appropriate. Check out the online Power Point PresentationBrochure, and Application available online.
  • Newsletter - City Forest and Trees, publication highlighting topics related to trees and conservation.
  • Tree Tours - visit notable trees, Board projects, and other points of interest.
  • Service Learning Projects - Tree and environmental related activities for school students
  • Tree Planting Lesson Plans

Tree Planting

  • Chesapeake Bay School Reforestation Project: planting a native forest by students and the community on school grounds to improve the quality of the Chesapeake Bay.
  • ArborDay/Tree City USA - A celebration of trees and recognition of Baltimore's commitment to trees and tree care.

Tree Tours
:the 2012 Notable Tree Tour has been scheduled for June 2. Historical trees and other points of interest and lunch will be included on the tour.

  • Fund Raising - Logo Materials, Tree Sales, Grant Writing, and Donations for Board activities.
  • Publicity - Distribution of information about trees and Board activities.

  • Arbor Day- April 27. The city of Baltimore and the Forestry Board will hold a celebration at Clifton Park.

    Flower Mart- May 4 and 5, 8 AM to 11 PM. Come on down to the Washington Monument and buy your Springtime bedding plants and hanging baskets and your Mother's Day jewelry, art glass or handmade purses.

    EcoFest begins April 21-28   Time: 11am 5pm. Location: Druid Hill Park by the Reservoir. Baltimore Green Week kicks off with an EcoFestival as a celebration of our regional environment. Attendees will find fun family events and resources that promote sustainable living. Held in Druid Hill Park, near the Woodberry light rail stop, bus lines and Jones Falls trail, the EcoFestival will include workshops, demonstrations, vendors with sustainable products, healthy food, music and art.

    Cylburn Market Day- May 12, A popular annual event at Cylburn Arboretum. Opportunity to buy many kinds of plants - including small native trees from the Baltimore City Forestry Board.  Come early for best selection!

    Baltimore Herb Festival  Saturday, May 26 10am-4pm. $5. Admission Held in Leakin Park 1900 Eagle Drive Baltimore, MD 21207.  Herbs, vegetable seedlings, garden ornaments and small native trees from the Baltimore City Forestry Board.

    Maryland State Fair -August 24- September 3. Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Lutherville Timonium
    , MD 21093

Last updated: 1/20/2016
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