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.
At our March Tree Advocates meeting, we will be joined by Bethany Bezak, E.I.T, LEED AP, Green Infrastructure Manager for DC Water’s Clean Rivers Project. This $2.6 billion program will help eliminate the combined sewer overflows to the Anacostia and Potomac rivers and Rock Creek, and also improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay. As part of this major undertaking, bioretention cells were installed in Brookland along the Irving Street corridor.
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.
The Tree Bill protects additional protections for trees greater than 55 inches in circumference. Improving the law would protect more canopy trees.