Canopy Awards

The Third Annual Canopy Awards | Thursday, April 28

The Canopy Awards presented by Whole Foods Market was a no-holds-barred night filled with food and drink, special guests and endless fun dedicated to celebrating D.C.’s trees and Arbor Day.

We also paid tribute to five individuals and groups that have gone above and beyond to re-tree D.C. Awesome deserves to be recognized!

Our theme changes each year, and we keep that under wraps until the big night so prepared to be surprised.

All raised funds benefit Casey Trees.


You don’t mess with perfection so we went back to Dock5 at Union Market — one of D.C.’s only warehouse event venues boasting 22’ high ceilings, glass garage doors and an outside dock.

Location | 1309 5th ST NE W DC


Award for Design: District Department of Transportation
Award for Education: Ryoko Yamamoto
Award for Leadership: Councilmember Mary C. Cheh
Award for Partnership: Crispus Attucks Development Corporation
Award for Volunteer Service: Gregg Serenbetz

Full Bios

Silent Auction

Each year, businesses and individuals contribute stellar goods and services to be auctioned off at the Canopy Awards. This year our guests found box tickets to Phantom of the Opera tickets at the Kennedy Center next to Chincoteague Island getaways; artisan sculptures next to gourmet wine and food; and original artwork next to autographed sports memorabilia. The array of offerings was amazing and all the proceeds benefited Casey Trees.

Canopy Awards Recap: 2015

The Second Annual Canopy Awards welcomed almost 500 guests to Dock5 in D.C.’s historic Union Market District to celebrate the contributions of five distinguished community leaders who have selflessly dedicated their time and energy to boosting and protecting D.C.’s tree canopy.