Historic Preservation is not only about historic buildings, it is also about historic landscape architecture and gardens. Humans have molded and designed landscapes for millennia, either by choosing to selectively leave certain trees and other plants in place, or by strategically planting new ones.

Preservation Alliance of Baltimore County is a non-profit dedicated to preserving our County’s historic buildings, sites, communities, and landscapes

Due to current safety concerns, Preservation Alliance will not be conducting in-person tours this year. We have, however, started this video series on historic trees in Baltimore County.

Our first video is about the Tulip Poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera. Tulip Poplars are native to the East Coast of North America, and play host to many moths and butterflies; including the Tiger Swallowtail. They are one of the few fast growing trees that are also long-lived.

We are grateful to Phoebe Evans Letocha and her family, of the historic Stoneleigh neighborhood of Towson, for sharing their Tulip Poplar with us.

We are also very grateful to our volunteer professional film crew, without whom this series would not be possible:

Video by J. Brough Schamp
Drone photography: Paul Newill-Schamp
Audio editing: Richard Anderson