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!

American Chestnut Seedlings Giveaway

DNR and Baltimore County Forestry Board gave away free trees on Earth Day 2022. The Forestry Board gave away 362 American Chestnut seedlings which were spread across the state of Maryland as an on- going distribution of American Chestnuts with the cooperation of the Am. Chestnut Society in bundles of 50. Over the last 10 … Continue reading American Chestnut Seedlings Giveaway

Silence of the Cicadas (Brood X, 2021)

Yesterday I found another dead Brood X cicada on our front porch. It has been 12 days since I saw the last one. In recent weeks, the sudden stop of the loud buzzing created by billions of cicadas in 15 Eastern states saddened me. Baltimore County residents who were upset by the din, (which often … Continue reading Silence of the Cicadas (Brood X, 2021)

Deer Resistant Trees & Shrubs

This article from the Arbor Day Foundation discusses Deer Resistant Trees and Shrubs, rating them from rarely damages to frequently severely damaged. Some of the shrubs mentioned in this article are also included in 7 Plants Native to Maryland featured in Homestead Gardens. These plants attract our favorite pollinators as well. Arrowwood Viburnum, Creative commons … Continue reading Deer Resistant Trees & Shrubs