Addressing Baltimore’s Vacant Land Problem

The Baltimore Urban Waters Partnership (BUWP) works to develop projects devoted to protecting and restoring urban waters; promoting community revitalization and strengthening the social fabric through the removal of blight, establishment of open spaces, and creation of economic development to serve as catalyst opportunities for disadvantaged neighborhoods, and capitalize on the social and economic benefits…

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Urban Ecology, Hon!

Last weekend the Urban Ecology Collaborative (UEC) held its annual meeting in Baltimore., and I had a great time participating. The UEC is a community of practice made up of public (federal, state, municipal) and NGO urban foresters from cities across the east (Boston, Worcester, Providence, New Haven, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Baltimore,…

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The Value Trees Have

Trees have value. A client may need to have a tree or trees appraised for a variety of reasons. There are consequently a variety of approaches to tree appraisal, depending on whether the appraisal relates to replacement of lost or damaged plant material, loss of income, change in market value of real property, compensation of…

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