Action needed to save Baltimore's ash trees [Letter]

August 29, 2014

Doing something about the imminent slaughter of the city's ash trees as a result of arrival of the emerald ash borer in Baltimore should be a rallying cry for citizens to get educated about trees ("Enemy at the gates," Aug. 26).

Through understanding comes action, and what this town needs is more TreeKeepers. Free city-wide TreeKeepers classes are offered this September and I urge everyone to become educated about ash trees, the insects that threaten them and how trees really do function as the lungs of our city.

Hold back the enemy at our gates and become part of the solution to reverse Baltimore's declining tree canopy – become a TreeKeeper!

Amanda Cunningham, Baltimore

The writer is director of programs at the Baltimore Tree Trust.

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