Guidelines for Measuring Big Trees

  American Forests Champion Trees: Measuring Guidelines Handbook, a PDF document  published by American Forests, offers detailed information about our nation’s most majestic trees. The link to this publication, which offers detailed information on how to measure our national treasures will be placed on our Big Trees page.    

Time Sensitive Announcement: Arbor Day Posters Due Noon, January 20th

For those who missed the press release about the invitation to submit the 2023 Arbor Day Posters: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards invite all Maryland fifth graders in private and public schools to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme for 2023 is: “Trees Are Terrific…and … Continue reading Time Sensitive Announcement: Arbor Day Posters Due Noon, January 20th

Articles of Interest

FALLEN LEAVES: A TREE’S GIFT TO THE STREAM, December 2, 2022 This article in  Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay discusses the many ways in which the decay of fallen leaves on the ground and in water benefits our wildlife, the ground, and our water sources. Click on the link to read this interesting article. Upstate New … Continue reading Articles of Interest

About Trees

Trees are on our minds this season. These links lead to good tree news and bad.  Baltimore County 2023 Christmas Tree Pick Up starts Monday, January 9th Evergreen Trees for Birds, The Spruce.Com Urban Forest’s water retention, infiltration, and transpiration, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Oak Trees Are Dying at Record Rates Across Chesapeake … Continue reading About Trees

Love Trees? You’ll like these books!

Linda Barker, our Big Tree Coordinator, suggests the following books for those who want to know more about our native trees. Identifying Trees of the East: Michael D. Williams This field-tested guide for identifying trees in any season, not just when they are in full leaf, features color photos and line drawings showing bark, branching … Continue reading Love Trees? You’ll like these books!

Carroll County’s Big Tree Program recently featured its county’s Big Tree Program. Click on their site to read this highly interesting article.  Carroll’s Big Tree Program 16 DAYS AGO  |  Carroll Magazine Synopsis by Muck Rack. Written by Amanda Milewski, photography by Nikola Tzenov. Recognizing Some Of The County’s Shadiest Specimens. In a county known for its farmland and … Continue reading Carroll County’s Big Tree Program