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Garden Q&A: Tree damaged by lightning

My pin oak tree was struck by lightning last week. Long strips of outer bark were completely blasted away and left hanging from the tree but we didn’t prune them off. Will they regrow if we attach them to the scars? There have been successful bark replacements, but it must be performed immediately...

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  • Area industrial portfolio sold for $201 million

    Area industrial portfolio sold for $201 million

    Cushman & Wakefield said Thursday it had facilitated the $201 million sale of a an industrial portfolio concentrated in the Baltimore. The Baltimore-based real estate firm represented the seller, TA Realty, and will now serve as property manager for the portfolio’s 20 properties on behalf of the...

  • Aging in place contributes to historically low housing inventory

    Aging in place contributes to historically low housing inventory

    After suffering kidney failure, gallstones, uterine cancer and a heart attack all in one year, Hilda Ellison needed a cane to get around, had trouble with stairs and was nervous about going down her front walk without holding onto someone. Her adult children pleaded with her to move in with them....

  • Baltimore homes sales, prices continued to climb in June

    Baltimore homes sales, prices continued to climb in June

    Baltimore-area home sales and prices continued to climb in June as inventory dwindled. Just more than 4,500 home sales closed in June, at a median price of $279,400, up 1.6 percent from the median sale price for the same month last year, according to a new report by ShowingTime. Meanwhile, June...

  • Vacant building collapses on Baltimore Street

    Vacant building collapses on Baltimore Street

    Fire officials are investigating the collapse of a vacant three-story house in West Baltimore as officials continue to address the perennial problem of unstable structures in a city with some 40,000 unoccupied homes. A pile of bricks, shingles and boards lay in the 1300 block of West Baltimore...

  • A push to recognize founder of Baltimore's historic Wilson Park

    A push to recognize founder of Baltimore's historic Wilson Park

    Mabel O. Smith has spent decades preserving the memory of a man whose name most people in Baltimore wouldn’t recognize, though he played a significant role in its African-American history. Harry O. Wilson Sr. was a black businessman, philanthropist and bank owner in Maryland at the turn of the...

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  • Upperco gardener finds beauty, success with peonies

    Upperco gardener finds beauty, success with peonies

    Towering trees preside over a Baltimore County hillside with hundreds of blooms that nod in the breeze. Invisible from the road, the spring vista has a timeless look. It's been evolving over more than four decades as Carol Warner of Upperco fashioned her home gardens around what appeals to her...

  • Inside a 'House of Cards' home with a deep history

    Inside a 'House of Cards' home with a deep history

    As a child, Jim Fielder knew Sophia's Dairy as the big house he couldn't enter. "The farm I grew up on is three miles from here," says Fielder, a Harford County native who is now Maryland's secretary of higher education. "It was always a really neat property and I've known it all my life, but we...

  • South Baltimore's Terraza Stained Glass breathing new life into old artform

    South Baltimore's Terraza Stained Glass breathing new life into old artform

    The words "stained glass" for most of us conjure the beautiful but stoic images glimpsed from pews. Terraza Stained Glass can make that sort of thing if that's what you want, but the company's pieces tend toward what owner Donna Terraza calls "funky." You'll find hanging in Terraza's Brooklyn,...

  • Textures give walls a wow factor in Baltimore-area homes

    Textures give walls a wow factor in Baltimore-area homes

    When Kathryn Schroder's interior designer, Elizabeth Reich, suggested they lacquer the walls of her husband's study, Schroder had to hit up Google to see what that meant. "I started seeing these articles pop up about it being used in trendy Manhattan restaurants and apartments in Brooklyn," says...

  • A professional organizer's advice for spring cleaning

    A professional organizer's advice for spring cleaning

    Soon it'll be time to open the windows, let in the fresh air and start spring cleaning — except that pile of school papers in the kitchen keeps getting in the way. So do the stack of books in the living room and the mound of shoes and jackets in the hallway. It's easy for this kind of clutter to...

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