BALTIMORE TREE TRUST INC

aka Baltimore Tree Trust   |   Baltimore, MD   |  baltimoretreetrust.org

Mission

Since 2008, Baltimore Tree Trust has been a leader in the city’s effort to protect and increase our urban tree canopy — helping ensure that all Baltimore residents have access to fresh air and clean water for generations to come.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Bryant Smith

Associate Director

Justin Bowers

Main address

2631 Sisson Street

Baltimore, MD 21211 USA

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Formerly known as

Baltimore Tree Trust

EIN

26-4031411

NTEE code info

ural Resource Conservation and Protection) (ENa)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Baltimore Tree Trust aims are to preserve and enhance the city's tree canopy so that all residents share in the benefits to health and well-being that nature provides. By prioritizing job creation, we also seek to connect Baltimoreans to well-paying, dignified, and stable career pathways in the tree care and environmental stewardship sectors.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Trees for Public Health

Recognizing trees as a critical public health tool, our flagship program fosters tree planting projects in historically disinvested neighborhoods where a disproportionate percentage of the population suffers from chronic health conditions and there are high rates of hospitalization.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of trees planted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of trees cared for

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Ensure that 100% of the street tree wells in the city are filled and maintained.
Develop a local workforce to plant and sustain the city's inventory of trees and forests.
Advocate for sound public policy informed by ecology and the values of zero net loss.
Educate the public on the necessity of a healthy tree canopy in the urban environment.

Ensure that 100% of the street tree wells in the city are filled and maintained.
+ Develop a geospatial database of the organization's work.
+ Partner with the city's Dept. of Recreation & Parks - Forestry Division to tabulate citywide metrics.
+ Apply for funding to remove concrete and expand existing tree wells.

Build a local workforce to plant and sustain the city's inventory of trees and forests.
+ Partner with community groups and social service agencies to recruit from vulnerable populations.
+ Develop an industry-recognized training curriculum.
+ Identify and cultivate a network of service providers.
+ Professionalize operations and create a healthy workplace culture.

Advocate for sound public policy informed by ecology and the values of zero net loss.
+ Work in committee to draft new/improved ordinances.
+ Promote effective measures through our public communication channels.
+ Contribute to the adoption of forest management plans and other master planning initiatives.
+ Actively spearhead afforestation/reforestation projects in public natural areas.

Educate the public on the necessity of a healthy tree canopy in the urban environment.
+ Ensure that all employees are able to serve as ambassadors for the organization's mission.
+ Offer free/low cost educational events to the public.
+ Prioritize effective outreach campaigns in advance of planting work.

The Baltimore Tree Trust has all of the requisite capacity to make immediate and significant headway on its goals. Organizational leadership is proactively seeking opportunities to advance our mission and pave a sustainable path forward.

The Baltimore Tree Trust has planted over 11,500 trees since 2012, with a majority of these concentrated in tree wells and parks in parts of East Baltimore where there has historically been a lower tree canopy than in the rest of the city. A 2015 analysis by the US Forest Service confirmed the correlation between the scarcity of trees in East Baltimore with dramatic heat disparities and an associated list of negative public health factors. Our work in these areas has had a hereto unevaluated impact on the tree canopy in East Baltimore that we anticipate will be affirmed by an upcoming US Forest Service study.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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BALTIMORE TREE TRUST INC

Board of directors
as of 10/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Chris Feiss


Board co-chair

Thomasina Poirot

Meg Baldwin

Mark Smolarsz

Joan Plisko

Annie Umbricht

Ashley Principe

Chad Vrany

Chris Mfume

David Bramble

Allan House

Michael Woollen

Robert Gray

Doug Holthaus

Alex Fisher

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data