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Everyone benefits from a healthy tree canopy. Find people in your community and start a conversation about the value of D.C.’s tree canopy and the need to protect it. Take one of our Action Alerts or attend an event and make your voice heard.

Spotlight: From Tree Planting to Tree Advocacy

Former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner John Salatti discusses his role as a Tree Advocate. John explains how being an advocate is a natural extension of being a Citizen Forester.


Here are some tools and resources that will help you stand up for trees in your neighborhood and throughout the District.

Tree Advocacy in D.C.

What would you do if you had a concern about a tree but didn’t know who was responsible for it? Learn who and how to engage in tree advocacy.

Refine Your Message

Effective advocacy requires a clear and consistent message. Find out the best items to highlight in order to keep your message on target.