Volunteers help Baltimore Tree Trust revitalize empty space in Cherry Hill – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Volunteers help the Baltimore Tree Trust plant 100 trees in an empty space in the Cherry Hill neighborhood.

“The Baltimore Tree Trust is really focused on increasing the tree canopy in the city of Baltimore,” said Joan Plisko, member of the Green Team at MedStar Harbor Hospital.

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The trees are being planted near MedStar Harbor Hospital in an area to be called MedStar Harbor Park West. Eventually, walkways and benches will also be added.

“We’re really focused on highlighting the neighborhoods that really don’t have access to these resources or that don’t have access to these resources,” said Ryan Alston, communications and outreach manager for the Baltimore Tree Trust. .

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This project stems from another project at the hospital where trees were planted to help control stormwater runoff.
The money to plant the trees came from a grant from the Arbor Day Foundation. The Foundation and UPS volunteered to help plant the trees.

“Trees are good for the environment,” Plisko said. “They are good for our physical health. They are good for our emotional health. They are good for community gatherings.

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The group is planting about half of the trees right now, they plan to come back next week and plant the other half.

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