Blog Post By Italia Peretti

June and July Programming

Just because we pause on planting in the summer doesn’t mean we pause the fun! From inventories to tree care — you can help make a BIG difference this summer. Register for these unique tree-focused events today!

Thursday, May 26            Park Inventory: Emery Recreation Center

Casey Trees and DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration are teaming up to survey the trees at the Emery Recreation Center, and we would love to have your help! By taking inventory of these we can continue to plant the best trees in our community centers and beyond.

Saturday, June 4            Park Inventory: Yards Park

Help Casey Trees and DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration in creating a record of the trees in Yards Park in SE. This open urban space has been gaining much popularity in the past year with its modern installations, but what really makes it a special place is its growing tree canopy.

Wednesday, June 8       Class: Non-Native Invasive Plant Removal

Come learn about non-native, invasive plants and how they are threatening our native landscapes. Participants will learn how to identify and control species of non-native, invasive plants found in the Washington, D.C. area.

Friday, June 10      Family Program: Buds Story Time at the Hill Center

Join us at the Hill Center for our Buds family program, a tree-focused story time aimed toward an audience of toddlers and preschoolers.

Saturday, June 11       Class: Non-Native Invasive Plant Removal Field Session

In this field session built upon a Non-Native Invasive Plant Removal class taught on June 8th, participants will learn how to identify and control species of non-native, invasive plants found in the Washington, D.C. area.

Saturday, June 11      Family Program: Buds Story Time at Rock Creek Park Nature Center

Join us at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center for our Buds family program, a tree-focused story time aimed toward an audience of toddlers and preschoolers.

Sunday, June 12       Tree Tour: Forest Meditation Walk in Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens

Come enjoy this walk in Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens and learn about the health benefits of spending time in nature!

Tuesday, June 14       Park Inventory: Benning Stoddert Recreation Center

It might surprise you to know there is no current record of the trees in our parks.  But you can help change that!  Come join Casey Trees and DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration in a first of its kind collaboration, as we survey the trees at the Benning Stoddert Recreation Center.

Saturday, June 25      Volunteer: Tree Care at The Kreeger Museum

Give young trees a leg up by caring for them at The Kreeger Museum with us!

Saturday, June 25        Tree Tour: Summer Trees in Rock Creek Park / Arboles de Verano en el Parque Rock Creek

Join us for a tree tour exploring Rock Creek Park given in Spanish and English.

Saturday, June 25          Park Inventory: Hillcrest Recreation Center

It might surprise you to know there is no current record of the trees in our parks.  But you can help change that!  Come join Casey Trees and DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration in a first of its kind collaboration, as we survey the trees at the Hillcrest Recreation Center

Saturday, July 9      Volunteer: Tree Care at Washington D.C. VA Medical Center

Help us care for newly planted trees at the D.C. VA Medical Center.

Saturday, July 9      Park Inventory: Landsburgh Park

Widely known for its impressive community garden, Landsburgh Park also boasts a sizeable tree canopy that we need your help adding to our inventory! Come join Casey Trees and DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration in a first of its kind collaboration as we survey the trees in Landsburgh Park.

Sunday, July 10     Tree Tour: Paddling Tour around Theodore Roosevelt Island

Join us for a mid-summer paddle to learn about the forest ecology surrounding Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Thursday, July 14     Park Inventory: Chevy Chase Recreation Center

Casey Trees and DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration are surveying trees in this community space to gain information on how to best increase tree canopy- and you are an essential part of this! Join us in our efforts at the Chevy Chase Recreation Center to create a record of trees in D.C. parks.

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