April / May Programming

April is both Earth Month and when we celebrate Arbor Day, so get in the sustainability mindset by registering for a Casey Trees class or activity taking place in the coming weeks.

One special opportunity to consider is our volunteer planting at the Casey Tree Farm in Berryville, VA on Saturday, April 11.  Volunteers will get the chance to get outdoors and plant tree seedlings that will eventually be planted in the District once they reach two-inch caliper size.

And when you are done, treat yourself to an afternoon in the country where things are a little bit more relaxed — possibly do a little sightseeing, antiquing or wine tasting.

Additional classes and events with open spots still available include:

April 4: Cherry Blossom Tree Tour with Washington Walks
Learn about the origins of these trees that have come to define springtime in the District and discover other notable trees around the National Mall. All proceeds benefit Casey Trees.

April 4: Rock Creek Park Military Road Planting
Missed the chance to sign up to volunteer at one of our spring Community Tree Plantings? Lucky for you, we’ve added a few more spots to our April 4 planting at Military Road. But hurry!

April 10: Buds Story Time at the Hill Center
Charm your budding arborist with tree-focused stories and songs. Aimed toward toddlers and preschools.

April 14: Branch Out Happy Hour at DC9
It’s finally rooftop season, which means it’s the perfect time to join us on the roof of DC9 for fabulous views of the surrounding neighborhood and great food and drink specials.

April 23: The Canopy Awards
The Canopy Awards is a no-holds-barred night filled with live bands, awesome food and drink, special guests and endless fun dedicated to celebrating D.C.’s trees and toasting individuals doing amazing work to re-tree D.C. All funds raised benefit Casey Trees and help us plant more trees across the District.

April 25: Buds Story Time at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center
Enjoy tree-focused songs and stories with your toddler or preschooler in the center of D.C.’s biggest playground – Rock Creek Park.

May 8: Buds Story Time at the Hill Center
Your toddler or preschooler will giggle with glee at our story time with a fun tree-focused spin.

May 12: Branch Out Happy Hour at Satellite Room
Warmer temps warrant boozy milkshakes at this perennial favorite.

May 16: Late-Season Tree Planting Workshop at the Casey Tree Farm
Interested thorough overview of tree planting principles and techniques? Join us at the Casey Tree Farm in Berryville, Virginia for planting instruction followed by some time in the field where we will put our principles to work.

May 21: Tree Advocates Meeting with Councilmember Charles Allen
Join us in Ward 6 to hear Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen’s plan to drive his ward’s transformation into a more healthy and sustainable community.

May 30: Tree Nursery Tour at the Casey Tree Farm
Learn about the innovative planting techniques Casey Trees is using at the Casey Tree Farm in Berryville, Virginia to cultivate trees hearty enough to thrive in urban environments.