The developers of a large senior living complex in Annapolis have more work to do before their proposal can gain preliminary environmental approval from city officials. The city sent the developers of Crystal Spring Annapolis a list of revisions on Friday that need to be made before the project's Forest Conservation Plan can win approval, an early but key step in the process.
Neighbors are angry about Roland Park Country School's plans for stormwater management, which was necessary because construction from 2001 and 2008 caused erosion in woods behind the school, near houses on Deepdene Road. The new plan also involved the cutting down of 29 trees, which also upset neighbors.
All farming is delayed gratification, but the delay is particularly long for Christmas tree growers. One Calvert County couple is getting their first sales this month after launching their farm in 2005.
One of the largest urban woodland parks in the eastern United States appears destined to get less wooded. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. aims to cut a swath up to two miles long through Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park in West Baltimore to replace an aging natural gas pipeline there.
In a heart-warming ceremony earlier this month, Eden Mill Nature Center in northern Harford County hosted the planting and dedication of a tree in their mother's memory by the sons of the late Amanda Torbit of Jarrettsville.
A forest grows in Govans. As traffic rumbles by on busy York Road, cardinals flit about in a shady grove of trees sandwiched between a CVS drugstore and the Govans-Boundary Parish United Methodist Church.
Abingdon resident Margie Wingfield can look out her window each afternoon and see bright-yellow and black goldfinches flitting back and forth between the trees and the expanse of grass and thistles that abuts her back yard.
Baltimore is starting a new project called TreeKeepers, in which the city will offer classes on how to care for trees, plant trees, prune trees and be a certified treekeeper. The first classes are March 7 at Cylburn Arboretum.
Scientist Erik Patel, profiled by The Baltimore Sun in 2006, remains dedicated to the acrobatic silky sifaka. Only today much of his work is devoted to preserving the species against an array of powerful forces, from poaching to habitat destruction
Robert and Wilma Muir, owners of Deer Creek Valley Tree Farm in Street, have once again provided a large white pine Christmas tree for display outside the Maryland Department of Agriculture headquarters in Annapolis.
The following is a list of tree farms in Carroll County and neighboring areas compiled from the county's list, as well as a few from the Maryland Christmas Tree Association. For details and additional listings, go to www.marylandchristmastrees.org.
Justin Tucker has a chance to unseat incumbent Billy Cundiff as the Ravens' starting kicker. Tucker has been spectacular throughout training camp, converting 35-of-37 field-goal attempts. Cundiff, meanwhile, has followed up his season-ending miss in the AFC Championship game, converting 29-of-35 .