Melanie Choukas Bradley leading a tree walk

Tree Tours

Washington D.C. is much more than monuments, museums and federal buildings. There are more than 130 distinct neighborhoods in the District, each with their own personality and culture shaped by historical events, former and current residents, businesses and their natural environment, including their trees.

The D.C. area boasts more than 300 species of native and exotic trees. Some are well-known, others are not as familiar. Each month, we host one or more tree tours by bike or foot to introduce residents and visitors to the District’s diverse urban forest, teach tree identification and share how trees define and improve lives in the neighborhoods.

Learn more about our upcoming tree tours on our Events page. Tree tours are free. Advance registration is required; space is limited.

Suggestions for locations for future tree tours are welcome.

Download a Tree Tour

While participating in a docent-led tree walk is the ideal way to explore new neighborhoods and sites, have your tree questions answered and meet new people, we have made some of our most popular tree tours available for download.

Available Tree Tour Maps

Remember, trees and their surroundings change with the seasons. Repeating a tree tour at different times of the year will provide you an opportunity to observe previously unseen characteristics such as blossoms and fruit and even the structure of the tree.