Everyone benefits from a healthy tree canopy. Trees clean the air we breathe, increase home values, keep us cool, reduce our stress levels—and so much more. We invite you to use these resources to learn how you can take action to protect D.C.’s trees.
Feature: Keeping Underground Power Lines on the Up and Up
The DC PLUG project aims to move primary power lines underground, possibly affecting thousands of street trees during installation. The best way to protect these trees is to bury the overhead lines in the street, not the sidewalk.
Use these resources to help stand up for trees in your neighborhood and across the city.
Parks and Open Space
Knowing who owns and maintains the city's parks will help you advocate for trees on D.C.’s 7,600 acres of green space.
Protecting Special Trees
Strengthening the Urban Forest Preservation Act of 2002 would help protect more trees with significant canopies.