TIMONIUM, Md. — Thanks to the Baltimore County Tree Planting Program, 45 new trees have been planted on the Maryland State Fairgrounds at no cost to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc.
“These new trees are both environmentally beneficial and aesthetically pleasing,” said Maryland State Fair President Donna Myers. “It is another example of the commitment of Baltimore County and the Maryland State Fairgrounds Board and staff to environmental stewardship.”
Chairman of the Board Gerry L. Brewster stated that, “In addition to better reflecting Maryland’s agricultural and rural roots, the trees will provide shade, cool the environment, generate oxygen, reduce CO2 levels, absorb stormwater runoff, provide nesting opportunities for birds, squirrels, and the like, and absorb sound for the benefit of the surrounding community.”
“This was the largest tree planting initiative in generations at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, utilizing trees native to Maryland,” 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 Maryland.”
–Edie Bernier, Maryland State Fair