Nearly 1000 new trees were planted near Baltimore County buildings, mostly schools, and 81 of them are taking root in the Parkville area.
The “Cool Trees” program is intended to shade the south and southwest sides of the buildings in order to reduce energy consumption. According to a county news release, over the next 30 years, the trees will prove $2 million in environmental benefits.
Click to read Patch’s story about the county’s “Cool Trees” program.
Species of trees native to Maryland were chosen, such as the American Elm, the Northern Red Oak, and the Red Maple.
At Villa Cresta Elementary, seven new trees were planted this spring.
“They can be seen from some of the classrooms,” said Jean Boudreau, administrative secretary at Villa Cresta Elementary. “They’re beautiful. I think they’re oak trees. Hopefully they’ll grow up to be happy trees.”
Here’s a break-down of where the rest of the new Parkville-area trees were planted:
- 19 trees at Loch Raven High
- 12 at Loch Raven Technical Academy
- 12 at Harford Hills Elementary
- 12 at Loch Raven Community Center.
- 11 at Pine Grove Middle
- 5 at Elmwood Elementary
- 3 at Seven Courts Senior Center