Baltimore County Forestry Board Annual Workshop Day: March 18, 2023

2023 Web of Life ImageThe Baltimore County Forestry Board (BCFB) is excited to bring back our annual March Environmental Workshops. Our last annual workshop, entitled “Native Species & the Web of Life,” was canceled in 2020. We have rescheduled a similar workshop day with updated information on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the Oregon Ridge Lodge in the Oregon Ridge Park.

We invite you to join us! This year’s focus is on:

  • Maryland snakes, their importance and safety
  • The destruction of the Monarch Butterfly by herbicides, logging, and loss of habitat
  • Biothreat to trees such as the spotted lantern fly.**
  • Bees, insecticides and the web of life that affects them.
  • Phenology and the timing of tree, bird, and insect life cycles affected by climate change.

View our detailed workshop information on our Yearly Workshop page.

**One timely workshop on the Spotted Lanternfly by Lou Meyer, a Maryland Licensed Tree Expert and a Davey’s Tree Expert, will focus on the biothreat of this invasive species.

This year the Spotted Lanternfly quarantined zones have expanded.  A quarantine is in place in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, and Washington counties as well as Baltimore City.


For more information about our workshop event, contact Forestry Board Chairman Glenn Ferenschak at