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Allison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
Harford Road in the Glen Arm area is closed between Hartley Mill and Glen Arm roads because of downed trees and wires following storms and heavy winds that swept through the region last night, according to Baltimore County police. Authorities have received no reports of major flooding in the county, Cpl. John Wachter said.
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BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2012
No one seemed to know who owned the unhealthy trees in the alley behind Rexmere Road in Baltimore, the ones growing amid the electrical lines, but there was no mystery about the cause of every power outage around there. Meetings were organized. Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke tracked down people with property maps. The Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi at Clare Court, surprised to find that most of the trees were theirs, hired a contractor to trim like mad just before superstorm Sandy hit in October.
NEWS
March 7, 2012
The Sun exhorts us to "Speak for the trees" (March 3). That's exactly what more than 2,200 people did when they signed petitions to save the trees in the Mount Vernon Place parks. The plan presented by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy (MVPC) to the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) envisions the removal of all (except one) the existing trees and their replacement by 6" and 8" caliber trees. We think that only dead and dying trees should be removed and replaced.
NEWS
January 8, 2006
Howard County government's "Merry Mulch" program will offer tree recycling from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Tuesday through Jan. 20, at a variety of drop-off sites. Trees can be dropped off at Kendall Hardware, 12260 Route 108, and the River Hill Garden Center, 12165 Route 108, both in Clarksville. Columbia drop-off sites are Cedar Lane Park, 5081 Cedar Lane; and Grandfather's Garden Center, 5320 Phelps Luck Drive. In Elkridge, trees can be dropped off at Rockburn Park, 5400 Landing Road, and in Ellicott City, on the small Circuit Court parking lot on upper Court House Drive.
NEWS
January 6, 1991
The city's Department of Public Works, in cooperation with the Carroll County Department of Natural Resource Protection, will be grindingChristmas trees into mulch from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at the city-owned vacant lot behind the city Maintenance Shop at Tuc Roadand Locust Street.Residents are requested to drop off their trees during those hours tomorrow. Christmas trees should be stripped of all ornaments and decorations, including tinsel and icicles.The mulch from the trees will be used for public purposes.
NEWS
By Leslie Cauley | December 16, 1990
Maryland's Christmas trees will join the swaying palms in the Caribbean this holiday season thanks to Oscar Nicholson Jr., owner of Nicholson's Tree Farm near Deale.Mr. Nicholson has shipped 1,700 of his Maryland-grown Christmas trees -- Douglas fir, Scotch pine and white pine -- to Puerto Rico and Aruba for sale this year. The trees, which cost $29.95 to $39.95 at his Maryland farm in Anne Arundel County, are selling on the streets of Puerto Rico and Aruba for $90 to $150 apiece, he said.
NEWS
October 21, 1990
WESTMINSTER - Tree advocates, disturbed that a project to widen West Main Street will destroy 40 century-old trees, debated the issue with State Highway Administration officials Monday afternoon.The discussion between Wayne Clingan, SHA's district engineer, and about 12 concerned citizens led by Rebecca Orenstein did not reach a conclusion because neither side was willing to relent on their position.Clingan said replacing the streets and pipes as projected would destroy most of the trees' root systems, killing them anyway.
NEWS
September 5, 2011
In my lovely old neighborhood of Lauraville, a diseased but still viable tree broke in half and took down a BG&E utility pole, plunging the neighborhood into darkness for a week. Perhaps BG&E could dedicate some of the profits from its impending sale to an out-of-town conglomerate to helping Baltimore's financially strapped forestry unit prune or remove diseased trees in the city. Such an investment would save the utility money in future storms - and there will be many - while sparing families from losing power for days.
NEWS
August 4, 2011
Can this be? In a summer of record-breaking heat, have our leaders, who talk the talk about greening and increasing the livability of our city, somehow authorized the destruction of 136 trees downtown in order to improve sight lines for the upcoming Grand Prix ? ("Trees make way for race," Aug. 2.) It seems like an extremely short-sighted decision meant to please those with pockets and priorities vastly different from those of us who live here, care about the city and had been led to believe that we were moving in a more enlightened direction.
EXPLORE
July 16, 2012
Over 600 Howard County residents have signed a petition to limit the number of trees being cut down in Symphony Woods. We accept the basic plan for the park development, however, we object to removing 64 trees for the straight pathways of the CA plan. We are dedicated to preserving this last stand of natural land in the midst of the bustle of heavily commercialized Town Center as a reminder for future generations of James Rouse's dream/commitment to honor nature. Symphony Woods is the only open space that all Columbia citizens have shared.
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