Volunteers carrying tree planting tools

Tree Planting & Care

Planting and caring for trees is central to our canopy restoration work. To help individuals and groups with differing needs, goals and preferences add trees to their property, we have developed three innovative programs – Community Tree Planting, Tree Rebate and RiverSmart Homes Shade Tree – to select from. Whether you want to plant your tree yourself or prefer to have our staff and volunteers be the ones that get dirty, we can help you re-tree your home and neighborhood for minimal or no cost.

Applications are accepted year-round. Those received by May 1st will be considered for the upcoming fall (October – December) and spring (March – April) seasons.

While helping D.C. residents plant trees is a passion of ours, our field crew continues to plant trees across the city through our American Elm Restoration program and other special projects. Our Tree Planting department can also help you dedicate a newly planted tree to a loved one or commemorate a special event.