It is possible that a resident on your block agreed to maintain several trees
including the ones by your house. This year I agreed to care for a new tree in
front my neighbor's house as well as one in front of my own home. But I believe
either the CVCBD who received a grant for tree planting or someone from Tree
Baltimore should have contacted you. There is a company contracted to water the
newly planted trees using irrigation bags. Kirsch Jones, a resident of the 2800
block of Guilford Ave & CVCBD board member could probably tell you more about
the recent plantings.
> On Jul 30, 2015, at 1:44 PM, Melissa Schober <melissa.scho...@gmail.com>
> I get the owner would be responsible if s/he requested a tree. I didn't. The
> city showed up, spray painted the sidewalk, dug a tree pit (and left it for
> weeks), then planted two bald cypress trees.
> What about folks who can't maintain for physical reasons?
> Surely I cannot be responsible for all of alley. Hence calling 311 for the
> multiple illegal dumping incidents.
> We shovel every winter and keep the gutter clear for drainage. I pick up
> trash daily; often from my yard despite the no dumping sign I bought and hung
> after the city refused.
> But again *I didn't ask for a tree* Why should I have pay for city water
> rates to water it? And mulch and weed? I already pay property tax and the
> CVCBD surtax for trash services.
> If I own the sidewalk and am responsible for maintenance, then why can the
> tree be planted without my permission and then care be designated to me?
> I'm sure this comes off as curmudgeonly but I'm already cleaning my front and
> rear yards because people throw trash on the ground and over our fence --
> including drug paraphernalia. I already weed along the alley to discourage
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