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Please attend the TreeBaltimore annual meeting

December 7, 2012 

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Cylburn Arboretum’s Vollmer Center

Does your organization wish to plant trees in your neighborhood or elsewhere?

TreeBaltimore is the umbrella organization for all groups and agencies promoting and planting trees throughout Baltimore!  Join our partners in speaking with one voice to increase the Urban Tree Canopy.  Talk with tree experts about how to get your community involved in the tree game and let us know what your neighborhood is already doing!

Topics will include record keeping, planting and maintenance guidelines, ‘comparable’ programs in other cities, tree stewardship program, and much more!


Full agenda to be sent to attendees.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience, to:


If you can’t make the event, but are still interested, feel free to email any questions, thoughts, or interest.





12:30 – 12:35             Welcome and Introduction (Bill Vondrasek)

12:35 – 12:50             Mapping Our Priorities for Baltimore (Charlie Murphy)

An update on our city-wide priority mapping system for tree planting.  How can community groups use it in the future?

12:50 – 1:00               Guidelines for Planting and Maintenance (Erik Dihle)

Uniform planting methods and a commitment to maintenance.

1:00 – 1:10                  Keeping Records (Charlie and Ashley Horne)

Why report data on all trees planted in Baltimore, and how to do it.  Tracking success through GIS mapping and a database.

1:10 – 1:20                  Tree Inventories and Report Cards (Mike Galvin)

Why a city-wide inventory is critical to our success.

1:20 – 1:30                 Tree Stewards Program (Amanda Cunningham)

A renewed effort to recruit and train tree stewards, city-wide.

1:30 – 1:40                 How Does Baltimore Compare? (Jim Brown)

What are other cities doing, and what can we learn from them?

1:40 – 1:50                Can We Agree? (Erik)

A proposed Memorandum of Understanding.

1:50                             Other Topics and Questions (From the Attendees)

Open forum.