Everyone benefits from a healthy tree canopy. Trees clean the air we breathe, manage stormwater, keep us cool, reduce our stress levels and so much more. Use these resources to advocate for trees to ensure a healthy urban forest for generations to come.
Three Urgent Actions to Protect D.C.’s Trees
The D.C. Council needs to hear from YOU in support of the Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act of 2015, the most important tree legislation to come before the DC Council in over a decade.
This Act is designed to address tree loss and support tree replacement city-wide.
Here are three most important actions you can take to help galvanize support for the Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act of 2015:
- Sign the petition urging city leaders to support the Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act of 2015. All signed petitions will be hand-delivered to the Council.
- Present testimony at the public hearing for the bill this Friday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. Submitting advanced written testimony is also welcomed.
- Call the D.C. Council on Monday, October 5. Use our provided talking points and/or share your own thoughts.
These resources will help you protect trees in your neighborhood and across the city.
Not in the Sidewalks!
Undergrounding power lines may improve power reliability for District residents, but hidden issues could impact neighborhood streetscapes and tree canopies.
Tree Canopy by Ward
The District aims to reach a 40% tree canopy by 2032. Which wards are on their way to achieving this goal and which ones need additional support?
For more information on becoming a Tree Advocate or to attend a meeting, contact us at email@example.com.