Updating the Reservoir Hill tree map

2009-2014 Reservoir Hill tree map (6/26/14)

2009-2014 Reservoir Hill tree map (6/26/14)

In August 2013 we published the first-ever Reservoir Hill tree map, which represented our best attempt to record the correct location and species for every tree planted (approximately 333 trees) up to that date. Since then, we've continued to improve our methods for collecting data, and we've also tried to update all the trees planted in 2013 (approximately 69 trees) and 2014 (68 so far).

Were you wondering where all those trees are?

Here's a map showing just the 2013 (in yellow) and 2014 tree locations (in blue):

2013 and 2014 trees

2013 and 2014 trees

We're very excited that our current inventory of 476 trees planted means we'll soon be reaching 500 new trees planted (50% toward our goal of 1,000 new trees). The challenge however, is that while many of the the 2009-2013 trees were planted in locations specifically requested (and subsequently adopted) by residents, the 2014 trees were all planted in April-May 2014 by Baltimore City without communicating with residents. We have been fortunate that spring 2014 has brought us lots of rain, so many of the 2014 trees are doing OK so far. But summer is now here, and to maintain our neighborhood goal of 95% survival rate, we'll need to connect these trees to nearby residents.

Here's an example of a 2014 tree in need of a good home (or just a friend with a hose):

2014 tree near the intersection of Park Avenue and Whitelock Street (6/16/14)

2014 tree near the intersection of Park Avenue and Whitelock Street (6/16/14)

We are also currently working to get the City and its contractors to take responsibility for assisting with the maintenance these trees. In the meantime, if you've noticed there is a new tree near your house and you are interested in watering it with at least 10 gallons a week,  contact Teddy Krolik (tkrolik@reservoirhill.net) so we can provide you with tree care instructions and materials (including a gator bag for slow-drip watering)!

Again, here's the map of all 2014 tree locations:

2014 trees 

2014 trees