This is NOT a pretty picture of green ivy on trees
These trees are slowly dying because the ivy steals their water and nutrients, rots their bark, can cause them to topple, and can block their sunlight.
Save Our Trees in Annapolis is determined to stop ivy and invasive vines from destroying our canopy trees and forests.
Why We Need Our Canopy Trees
- Cleanse our air
- Lower temperatures
- Slow stormwater erosion
- Absorb pollutants, improving water quality in our streams and Bay
It is significantly more cost effective to save our living canopy trees than to plant seedlings. It will take decades for the seedlings to fully mature and provide the benefits that these existing trees now provide. We should do both!
What We Do at Save Our Trees
We organize local ivy-clearing events to save the trees on public and private property with the help of volunteers.
We help our neighbors and communities to understand the threat of invasive vines to their trees, teaching them how to remove these destructive vines from their properties.
We lobby for state, county, and city legislation to control the spread of invasive plants throughout our region.
How We Do It
To better understand the ivy problem and how we address it,
see us in action in the video below as we clear ivy at Truxton Park in Annapolis.
Want To Help?
Join Us at Our Upcoming Events!
Save Our Trees Book Club – February 9
We are reading Doug Tallamy’s best selling book “Nature’s Best Hope.”
Our next meetings are:
February 9th and March 9th
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We meet at at the Busch Libary
on West Street in Annapolis.
Ivy Clearing at Broadneck Park –
Join us as we team up with Anne Arundel County Weed Warriors to save the trees at Broadneck Park.
February 11th 9:45 am – 12:00 pm
For more information about where to meet and to register for the event, click below:
Our Volunteers Save Trees!
Join Our Efforts. No Experience Necessary!
“If we don’t act now to stop this explosive problem, we will lose our valuable canopy trees, beautiful forests, and precious wildlife.
This isn’t only about the environment. This destruction can bring on economic expense, loss of property and even loss of life.”
— Susan Wheatley, Co-Founder, Save Our Trees
LET’S SAVE OUR TREES TOGETHER
Contact Us for More Information
About Upcoming Events or to Join Us