Tree Maintenance - helping small trees along streams & rivers survive

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Sun Sep 16, 2018, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Dulaney Valley RoadPhoenix, MD 21131
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
Celebrating over 20 years of effort on behalf of our local watershed.


Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend a couple hours to help make our Reforestation projects a success!

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a Baltimore County based land trust and watershed restoration non-profit, is looking for volunteers to help with tree maintenance. Tree maintenance involves removing invasive plants, checking planted trees to see if the shelter needs to be removed and removing if necessary, digging out the planting tube, and making sure the plant is upright.

The planted trees protect the Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore City's drinking water. Trees are important. They emit oxygen, sequester carbon dioxide, absorb pollutants, prevent erosion and storm water runoff and provide animal habitat.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and receive tools

Community service learning hours available.

What to bring: Wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes (boots are best). Bring leather gloves if you have them. Bring a filled water bottle.

Directions: From Towson, head north on Dulaney Valley Road and cross the bridge over the reservoir. At intersection with Jarrettsville Pike (146), bear right on Dulaney Valley Road and eventually turn left to stay on Dulaney Valley Road at the intersection at the old Peerce's Restaurant. Follow a short distance to where overhead powerlines cross. Turn left at the white gazebo and park. Do NOT block the gate. You may drive through the gate and park closer to the site at your discretion. (I will be driving my Prius up the road through the gate and parking near the tree field.) If driving up the power line service road keep going until road bears left and you should see my black Prius.I'll have tools and supplies with me. If you park outside the gate just don't block the gate. You'll the walk up the road to where you see my Prius. Please bring plenty of cold water.

Questions? Contact event leader, Kim Peabody, at or 410-570-9850

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy offers environmental stewardship opportunities throughout the year. View our full Calendar of Events for more information (


  • Agronomy
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Farming

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 13
  • Three hour time commitment
  • Can follow directions. Able to walk on uneven surfaces. Work outside in sometimes hot weather

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