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One of the cornerstones of African-American history and life in Baltimore will be 150 years old in October. Druid Hill Park was originally developed as part of a major urban parks initiative in the late 19th century. To celebrate the green oasis in the heart of urban life, Tree Baltimore, a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation; The Friends of Druid Hill Park, a local cooperative; and Cathy Allen, the green ambassador, have teamed up to plant 150 new trees in the park on Oct. 9. The plan is to enhance the tree canopy on the Zoo Mansion House lawn and replace older, dying trees around the park with saplings.
Allen, who frequently visits the park with her two young children and lives in close proximity, is excited about the celebration of the history of the park and the initiative to plant more trees. She calls it “green goodness.”