Dozens of new trees have been planted on public property in Pikesville, Randallstown and Woodlawn, as part of the county's "Cool Trees" program.
Through a federal government program, Baltimore County planted a total of 957 trees in hopes that they will make the county buildings more energy efficient.
Among those plantings are the following 100:
- 19 at Pikesville High School
- 22 at Woodlawn High School
- 8 at Featherbed Lane Elementary School
- 15 at Woodlawn Middle School
- 3 at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School
- 11 at Randallstown High School
- 15 at Winand Elementary School
- 7 at the Baltimore County Police PAL Center in Randallstown
The program, which plants native shade trees within 60 feet of the south and southwest sides of public buildings, cost $500,000.
According to a county news release, over the next 30 years, the trees' shade will prove $2 million in environmental benefits.
The program was paid for with an Energy Efficiency Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, according to a county news release.
The county used its computer mapping technology system to determine the best locations to plant the trees.
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