Blue Water Baltimore and Ridgeleigh Community Association Organize Community Tree Plantings

Post date: Nov 17, 2012 8:1:21 PM

On November 4th volunteers from our community partnered with Blue Water Baltimore in order to plant street trees in Ridgeleigh. Elaine Liszewski of Rock Oak Road organized a group of 16 residents from our community who would agree to have the trees planted in front of their properties. The residents agreed to look after the trees and water them for two years after the planting. BWB provided the trees through a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. BWB staff was on hand to provide support and expertise for the planting. Volunteers also joined Deb Lenik and Darin Crew of BWB on November 10th for the planting of 100 trees at the Oakleigh Elementary and White Oak Schools. The types of trees planted included canopy trees such as red oaks, chestnut oaks, American elms, and red maples. BWB is a local watershed organization committed to restoring the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams, and harbor. According to the BWB website, trees are great for the environment and increase property values, reduce crime, calm traffic, reduce noise, and purify our air. The Ridgeleigh Community Association looks forward to continuing the partnership with BWB and organizing another street tree project next spring. If you are interested in having a street tree planted in front of your property, then please call 410-657-2319 or send an email to

An American elm planted along White Oak Avenue