Tree space design diagram

Publications

Tree Report Card

The Tree Report Card measures the quantity and condition of D.C.’s trees and the collective efforts of all groups and individuals working to achieve the District’s 40 percent tree canopy goal. It is based on data from various sources, including federal, state and private groups.

Urban Tree Selection Guide

This Urban Tree Selection Guide provides key information for selecting trees suitable for landscapes in the urban Mid-Atlantic.

Tree Space Design

Tree Space Design: Growing the Tree Out of the Box covers design recommendations to provide street trees with adequate soil volume while maintaining sufficient space for pedestrian circulation. The document includes a matrix of soil volume recommendations and root-friendly design methods intended for inclusion in design standards and use in individual projects, with the goal of yielding larger, healthier trees, and minimizing damage to paved surfaces.

Citizen Advocate Handbook

Help protect trees with our award-winning Citizen Advocate Handbook, a tool that empowers District residents to connect with D.C. officials and agencies, as well as designers, developers, and federal land managers. Learn how to stand up and fight for trees through direct meetings with public officials, letter-writing campaigns, and lobby days.