Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The 4-foot-diameter trunk that was felled by the derecho storm in 2012, was sawed up Tuesday.
A tree that has stood watch over Pikesville since about 1912 was being removed from the Pikesville Armory property on Tuesday. It was felled by the Derecho storm last summer and was about 100 years old, said Sgt. Maj. Charles Frick, armory manager. "The grove is gone, so the trees are unprotected," he said Tuesday as workers from A-1 Tree sawed through the nearly 4-foot-diameter trunk. Branches had been removed earlier. That's why trees are falling more frequently on the property, he said. This particular tree had fallen toward Reisterstown Road, not damaging any structures, Frick said. Another tree—although only 1/3 as large—was also lost during that same storm. Frick said he can tell when trees are about to go: The ground swells near the…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A business in Pikesville is already decorated—for Christmas. Where did I find this holiday tree?
Do you know who has this glittering, holiday tree with birds and bulbs? I found it at a business, somewhere in Pikesville on Nov. 13. I'm surprised that no one guessed this one, especially since the business where this tree is set up sees so many customers each day! I took this photo at Starbucks at Festival at Woodholme. Fell free to upload onto this story, any holiday decorations you run across!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
There's still damage visible throughout the community, nearly four weeks after the June 30 derecho storm passed through the area.
Pikesville Middle School saw its share of damage from the derecho storm on June 30. This photo of a large, felled tree, is from the south side of the school, up on the hill in a grove. There are also piles of felled pine tree debris on the north side. The storm caused widespread power outtages, including in Pikesville, where residents were without electricity for up to seven days. Do you have photos of damage throughout Pikesville, Randallstown, Stevenson or other local areas? Upload them to this article to share. View more storm damage: YOUR PHOTOS: Derecho Storm Damage in Sudbrook Park PHOTO OF THE DAY: Remnants of Derecho at Druid Pikesville High Loses Magestic, Hollow Tree at Entrance Power Still Out Throughout Pikesville Area Storm …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Assistant principal: The tree was rotted and had been damaged by storms, including the tropical storm from Hurricane Irene, and the derecho storm on June 30.
A monumental tree measuring six feet or more in diameter has been cut down in front of Pikesville High School. The school lost the tree to rot and storm damage, said assistant principal Allen Brown. "The tree was old and was already damaged from the storm" that occurred June 30 when the county decided to have it removed, he said Tuesday. It won't be there to greet students as they head back to school in the fall. A contractor cut it down last week, but the hollow stump and trunk still remain. The tree was located nearest to the entrance of the school and was closest to the "Pikesville High School" signage on the building. Brown said he had been watching the tree and noticed that parts of it were gradually peeling away, including some of …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
A large tree at the Pikesville Armory lies damaged from the derecho storm June 30.
The electrical power is on by now, but there's still cleanup left from the derecho storm that struck Pikesville on June 30. O Friday, a large tree at the Pikesville Armory was still snapped off and remained on the grounds, surrounded by "danger" tape. Part of that tree lies across an historic piece of field artillery, as well.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
As a nature nut, I know generally what this is. Do you? And can you tell me where I would find it?
UPDATE (9:47 a.m. May 3)—Somewhere in Pikesville last month I came across this tree. Do you know what's on the tree, and where I found it? There are some inherent clues for folks who know Pikesville. but I will give you another clue: It was in a place accessible to the public. Here's the answer: This is a shelf fungus, ganoderma applanatum, and I found it at Druid Ridge Cemetery in Pikesville. It's also known as a bracket fungus. Some call it artist's conch, because artwork can be carved or drawn onto the opposite side. That would be the white underside in this fungus. It often grows on decaying, dead trees. But in this case, it's a parasite, because it's growing on a wound of a living tree. The clue I thought readers could get from the …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
When it comes to spring, the Pikesville area has the latest colors.
The pink trees are abloom at the Maryland State Police headquarters in Pikesville, and the bulbs and pansies are at their best downtown.
Monday, August 29, 2011
The State Department of Natural Resources has a searchable database to help residents find a licensed tree expert.
Baltimore County Bureau of Highways is responsible for clearing trees on county roads. To report fallen trees, call 410-887-3560. For other fallen-tree situations, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that tree experts must be licensed in order to do business in the state. Here's DNR's Tree Experts List to search through. Here's a list of licensed tree experts in Pikesville.