More than 950 native shade trees have been added to Baltimore County properties, including three locations in Perry Hall—and they're not just for decoration.
Workers recently planted the trees within 60 feet of the south and southwest sides of public buildings. The $500,000 cost was paid for with an Energy Efficiency Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, according to a county news release.
The trees are expected to provide $2 million in environmental benefits over the next 30 years by improving air and water quality and habitat, the release stated.
More than 600 of the 957 trees were planted outside county schools, and 17 were planted outside the following Perry Hall locations:
- Seven Oaks Elementary: three trees
- Joppa View Elementary: five trees
- Gunpowder Elementary: 12 trees
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