TIMONIUM, Md. — The Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Maryland State Fairgrounds has been approved for the donation of 45 new trees from Baltimore County’s Tree Planting Program. There is no cost to the Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc., a 501(c) (3) nonprofit.
“The addition of such a generous number of new trees, the largest tree planting initiative to happen at the Fairgrounds in generations, will be truly transformative for the Maryland State Fairgrounds both from an aesthetic and an environmental perspective,” said Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society Board Chairman Gerry L. Brewster.
The tree planting, utilizing species native to Maryland, is scheduled for the spring of 2020. Among the many benefits in addition to improved campus aesthetics: assist in stormwater runoff absorption; remove carbon and generate oxygen for the environment; provide much needed shade/cooling during the summer and nesting opportunities for birds, squirrels, and the like; create more learning opportunities for schoolchildren; absorb sound from the Midway, providing a buffer for neighbors across York Road.
“Planting trees is a win-win-win proposition. It is another sign of the commitment of Baltimore County and the Maryland State Fairgrounds Board and staff to environmental stewardship,” said Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society General Manager Andy Cashman. “We will continue to strive to make the Maryland State Fairgrounds the best it can possibly be for our two million annual visitors, neighboring communities, elected officials, and the citizens of our great State of Maryland.”
The attached Fairgrounds map identifies the proposed location and type of tree identified for each of these 45 new trees.
— Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc.
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