Trees

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!

10 thoughts on “Trees

  1. this is super – i love hand renderings of cities and streets! and the light snow on your blog is delightful – does it stay constant or do you ever have a blizzard?

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