Dead and Fallen Trees Awaiting Removal at Riverside Park

| August 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Friends of Riverside Park has requested Baltimore City Recreation and Parks to remove eight dead trees from Riverside Park. Two of the trees fell to the ground after a storm on July 2nd, while the remaining six trees are still standing, but dead.

A large pin oak tree by the intersection of Johnson St. and Heath St. was severed in the recent storm. Jackson Fisher, who coordinates activities for the Friends of Riverside Park, said it is estimated to be 60 to 70 years old. The other tree that fell after the storm was located just west of the gazebo and was completely rooted out of the ground.

The other dead trees include one at the entrance of Johnson St. and Randall St., two just west of the Riverside Park sign near Randall St. and Henry St., one near the entrance of Johnson St. and Randall St., and two along the path just north of the ball fields.

Fisher said there are six additional trees in the park that are mostly dead or dying.

Fisher said Friends of Riverside Park is typically at a net positive with trees added versus trees removed. He noted there has been plenty of space to add shade trees near the sidewalks while still maintaining open field areas in the park.

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