Yes indeed, it has been busy around here. Above is an illustration I did for TreeBaltimore. I am pleased to say that it has been accepted into the Illustrators Club of DC, MD and VA members show. The show will be at the Art Institute of Washington- Arlington and runs from January 9, 2010 – February 7, 2010
I’ve learned a lot about the benefits of urban trees. This illustration is a diagram showing the various types of locations where trees can be planted in order to increase our tree canopy. It will be used on a website to promote the Million Trees Project in Baltimore (more on this project when the website goes live!) In the meantime, here is a fascinating article by Jonah Lehrer, How the City Hurts Your Brain. The largest percent of available planting area in Baltimore and many cities is residential. If you’re planning to buy a Christmas tree, think about getting a live tree that you can plant later. I know, they cost a bit more, but check out this nifty benefits calculator. Or, if the weather outside is frightful, snuggle up with a book of trees and dream about what you’ll plant in 2010.
ps last minute gift idea… adopt-a-tree in your community!