After officially proclaiming April 25 as Baltimore County Arbor Day, announcing plans to increase and maintain tree canopy coverage in the county, and discussing the county’s spring Big Trees Sale, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz got down to the root of the matter.

With a gold shovel in hand and the help of Del. James Malone Jr., Kamenetz dug a hole then planted a scarlet oak tree in the front yard of Halethorpe resident Heather Dittbrenner.

“Everyone can plant a tree, and that’s what we are here today to encourage,” Kamenetz said to the crowd of more than 30 people.

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