Baltimore Tree Trust: Greening The City, One Street At A Time | WYPR

Baltimore Tree Trust: Greening The City, One Street At A Time

Apr 25, 2016

Baltimore Tree Trust volunteers at a planting
Credit Baltimore Tree Trust

In 1872, a bunch of tree lovers in Nebraska set aside one day a year in which they encouraged everyone to plant trees, and voila, Arbor Day was born.  This year, that day falls on Friday, April 29th.  But planting trees just once a year won’t begin to address the tree shortage we have in Baltimore, especially in neighborhoods that have many other deficits to address, like access to healthy food and health care.  And speaking of healthy, our next guest will tell you that planting trees improves health in a big way – the health of people, and the health of neighborhoods.  Amanda Cunningham is an arborist and the co-founder of the Baltimore Tree Trust.  She joins Tom in the studio.