Thirty-five new trees will be planted along Belair Road under the first phase of The Greening of Perry Hall, a multi-year plan by the Perry Hall Improvement Association to beautify major corridors in Perry Hall. Trees will be planted along the Perry Hall Square Shopping Center property; Perry Hall Middle School; Perry Hall High School; and residential properties along the corridor.

The height of the trees will depend on overhead power lines. The Perry Hall Improvement Association purchased the trees and worked during the summer to secure permission from property owners.  Funding for the project came from PHIA members who donated money along with their membership forms, as well as from the PHIA’s general treasury. The PHIA hopes to adopt a different corridor each year.

Diane Brazil chairs the PHIA’s Environmental Affairs Committee. She and Dorothy Wells, a Master Gardener with the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, worked with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to select the trees. They also met with homeowners to encourage their participation.

“Some of the trees we plant may be small, but we expect they will grow into an attractive canopy along Ebenezer Road,” Brazil commented. “We are very thankful for the PHIA members and other residents who believe in this project."

“Environmental conservation has been the major focus for the Perry Hall Improvement Association in 2008,” commented PHIA President David Marks. “Our goal with the Greening of Perry Hall is to lay the foundation for a leafy canopy that will grow over the next two or three decades, replacing the thousands of trees that have been lost to development.”
Volunteers are needed to help plant the trees, which will occur on Saturday, October 18.  The volunteer meeting will occur on Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Camp Chapel United Methodist Church  (5000 East Joppa Road).  Contact Diane Brazil at brazilfam@comcast.net or (410) 428-2283.  

For more information on the Greening of Perry Hall, visit www.perryhallmaryland.org/green.  Residents may donate to the Perry Hall Green Fund by sending a check, made payable to the PHIA, to P.O. Box 63, Perry Hall, MD 21128 (with “Green Fund” in the memo section).

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