February 14, 2020

BALTIMORE TREE TRUST (501c3) BRAVES LARGEST PROJECT SINCE INCEPTION BY PLANTING OVER 140 TREES IN FIRST PHASE OF YARD 56 IN EAST BALTIMORE

The Baltimore Tree Trust partners with MCB Real Estate, Prudential Impact Investments and Chesapeake Contracting Group to test pilot workforce development program hiring 10 Baltimore residents

Baltimore, MD The Baltimore Tree Trust (BTT) faced their largest and most intricate assignment when they agreed to fulfill the tree planting needs at the new mixed-use Yard 56 development in East Baltimore. The 501c3 organization, was tasked with planting over 140 trees as they faced wintry conditions late in 2019.

            While much of Baltimore Tree Trust’s work focuses on restoring Baltimore’s urban tree canopy, they also know that many capable residents are currently unemployed. BTT’s pilot workforce development program, the Urban Roots Apprenticeship, seeks to connect the dots between city residents and the tree care and landscaping industries.

The Urban Roots Apprenticeship partners with the Center for Urban Families – Strive Program to identify candidates ready for environmental career opportunities by recruiting, training, mentoring and connecting Baltimoreans to successful careers in the tree care and landscape industries.

For more information on Baltimore Tree Trust’s everlasting impact on Yard 56, the surrounding communities, and citizens of Baltimore please view the video above.

About Baltimore Tree Trust

Baltimore Tree Trust works to restore Baltimore’s urban forests—green spaces and corridors that provide clean air, encourage community engagement, and nourish an appreciation for Baltimore’s environmental longevity and mitigate the effects of climate change. They plant and care for our city’s trees because of their lasting positive effects on neighborhoods citywide. The Baltimore Tree Trust (501c3) was founded in 2008 to make Baltimore a greener and healthier place to live. Since inception, BTT has planted thousands of trees throughout Baltimore City, actively spearheading efforts to achieve Baltimore’s 40% urban tree canopy goal. For additional information visit http://baltimoretreetrust.com/

About Prudential Financial, Inc.

A financial services leader, helps customers grow and protect their wealth through life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. Founded on the belief that financial security should be within everyone’s reach, Prudential has been a pioneer in impact investing and has built over a $1 billion portfolio of investments that combines both social and financial return.

About Chesapeake Contracting Group

Chesapeake Contracting Group (CCG) is a privately held, award-winning commercial general contractor. For over 40 years, CCG has gone beyond construction delivery services by offering creative planning and solutions from project concept to completion. CCG’s expertise encompasses lifestyle centers, retail, mixed-use, multi-family, senior housing, office, industrial and automotive dealerships in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information please visit www.ccgmd.com.