I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

A new season brings new opportunities to get outside and get involved with Casey Trees! Whether you want to get your hands dirty, learn more about trees, or pitch in where you can, we have something for everyone:

Throughout the Spring and Summer | Outreach Volunteers
Share your love of urban tree canopies and Casey Trees with D.C.! Outreach Volunteers are ambassadors of Casey Trees that promote our work at various events throughout the city, such as farmer’s markets, festivals, and neighborhood gatherings. Largely held outdoors, outreach volunteers at these events help spread the word about preserving and promoting D.C.’s tree canopy and green spaces.

Friday, April 28 | Park Inventory: Arbor Day at the Washington Monument
What better way to spend Arbor Day than outside on the National Mall? Come join Casey Trees as we survey the trees around the Washington Monument! It’s been over a decade since these iconic trees have been inventoried and we need your help. Want to put your tree skills to the test?

Saturday, May 6 | Park Inventory: Rawlins/Walt Whitman Park
Come join Casey Trees as we inventory an urban oasis — Rawlins/Walt Wiltman Park! We need your help to survey and take inventory of the trees. After learning the tools and techniques participants will split up into groups and begin measuring trees. We will be documenting tree species, height, diameter of the trunk, width of the crown and more.

Saturday, May 13 | Class: Trees 201
During this training, you will learn how to identify trees commonly found in Washington D.C. and then we will practice our tree ID skills by inventorying trees at Kennedy Rec Center. This course is geared toward Citizen Foresters, Citizen Scientists, Project Organizers and anyone who is interested in building confidence in tree identification.

Saturday, May 27 | Park Inventory: Washington Monument SW
Our inventory of the National Mall continues as we inventory the area southwest of the Washington Monument. Help us as we survey iconic trees in downtown D.C. If you’ve participated in our Trees 101 or Trees 201 class, this will be a great way to put your knowledge into action.

Saturday, June 1 | Park Inventory: Pershing Park
Inventory Trees in a Hidden Gem of Downtown D.C. with Casey Trees! Want to put your tree skills to the test as we survey trees in Pershing Park?

Saturday, June 17 | Park Inventory: Triangle Park (San Martin Statue)
Nestled by the National Mall and the George Washington University, we need your help inventorying trees in Triangle Park (San Martin Statue Park). This is a great opportunity for Citizen Scientists, people looking to hone their tree identification and measuring skills, or anyone looking to get outside and learn.

Saturday, July 6 | Park Inventory: McPherson Square
As we continue inventorying trees throughout the District, help us at McPherson Square. You’ll receive a short, hands-on training on site.  After learning the tools and techniques participants will split up into groups and begin measuring trees.

Saturday, July 15 | Park Inventory: Southwest Waterfront Park
This reestablished waterfront destination needs inventorying! Join us as we document tree species, height, diameter of the trunk, width of the crown and more.

Saturday, July 20 | Park Inventory: Franklin Square
Come spend an evening with Casey Trees on the historic Franklin Square! Put your tree skills to test (or learn some) while we survey trees throughout the square.

Saturday, August 5 | Park Inventory: Lederer Gardens & Environmental Education Center
Join Casey Trees on the last inventory of the season in the beautiful Lederer Gardens and Environmental Education Center. Many of these trees have never been surveyed before and we need your help. Want to put your tree skills to the test before fall sets in?