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.
Designing Trees for DC
Every design rendering includes trees. But how do the developers and designers actually plan and protect those trees on site before, during and after construction? Join us for an inside look at how the city and local experts create and maintain vibrant green spaces in D.C.
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 email@example.com.