Advocacy Action Center

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.


These resources will help you protect trees in your neighborhood and across the city.

Protect D.C.’s Trees

Sign the petition urging city leaders to support the Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act of 2016, the most important tree canopy legislation before the Council in over a decade.

Tree Canopy by Ward

The District has a goal to achieve a 40 percent tree canopy for the entire city by 2032. Find out if your ward is on their way to achieving this goal and which ones need additional support.

Certified Tree Advocates

Our Tree Advocates Program is designed to develop a network of trained volunteers — ready to stand up for trees in their neighborhood and across the city. Offering expertise and resources, we help volunteers connect with city leaders and other residents to push for change in their communities.

To become a Certified Tree Advocate you must:
- Attend Stand Up for Trees
- Participate in four advocacy actions.  Advocacy actions include signing a petition, attending a Tree Advocates Meeting or commenting on development projects and legislation.

All Certified Tree Advocates receive special recognition for completing the program. For more information on becoming a Certified Tree Advocate, upcoming advocacy actions or to attend a meeting, contact us at