Tree Report Card

The Tree Report Card, now in its fifth year, is the only independent tree and tree canopy assessment of a major U.S. city. It measures the quantity and quality of Washington D.C.’s trees and tree canopy and public and private efforts to expand and sustain it. Each spring we release a new report that provides data on our urban forest and helps to raise awareness and encourage others to get involved with helping to expand and sustain the District’s trees.

Each report reviews the previous year (2012 is the current edition) and is released on Arbor Day, the last Friday in April. The overall grade for 2012 is a B-.

Current Tree Report Card


View the report full-screen, view the web edition or download a PDF. If you have any trouble with the full-screen version, we recommend viewing the 2012 web edition.

Previous Tree Report Cards

Have Questions?

On April 26, 2013, we held a Tree Talk online chat with our Executive Director Mark Buscaino. See if his testimony answers your questions about the report card and issues of tree canopy protection in D.C. in the replay of the chat.