A Champion Tree Dies A Fiery Death

Swamp White Oak in Father Hooper’s Field of Herring Run Park.

In Herring Run Park, in northeast Baltimore City, a champion White Swamp Oak lost its battle to survive. Nature gives and nature takes, but the death of this particular tree is perhaps a preventable tragedy of circumstance.

Sunday, August 1, 2010, was a beautiful sunny day, and a soccer game in Father Hooper Field at Harford Road and Chesterfield Avenue in Herring Run Park drew a gathering of cheering onlookers. Canopies were set-up, a charcoal grill Continue reading