Planning & Design
Our Planning & Design department works with government, designers and business and community groups to ensure that plans, policies and construction practices protect existing trees and forests and create spaces to sustain large, healthy trees.
Lunch & Learn Sessions
Our Lunch & Learn program brings our most popular tree design and policy presentations to architecture, engineering and planning/design or consulting firms, associations, organizations and colleges. Presentations address contemporary urban design challenges and best practices for sustaining a healthy urban tree canopy in under an hour.
The presentation and lunch are offered free of charge for presentations in Washington D.C., and there is a small fee for presentations outside the District.
Currently Available Sessions:
Streetscape Design: How Trees in Low Impact Development Are Transforming D.C.’s Streets
The “City of Trees” is becoming even greener. Designers and engineers are transforming streets to allow the growth of massive trees. These green machines that clean polluted runoff and shade streets and sidewalks, offering a host of environmental benefits.
Presented by Maisie Hughes, Director of Planning & Design
Protecting D.C.’s Trees Through Policy
Advocating for trees has never been easy, but sometimes the law is on our side. Learn about D.C.’s tree and slope overlay protection zones, 40% tree canopy goal and the Urban Forest Preservation Act, among other issues.
Presented by Emily Oaksford, Planning Associate