Explore D.C.'s Parks

Serving as sites for Civil War forts, military hospitals and the Civil Rights movement, there is so much you may not know about the trees and history of some of D.C.'s oldest parks. Discover another side of Fort Reno Park and Lincoln Park through our new story maps.

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We restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of the nation's capital.

To fulfill this mission, we plant trees, engage thousands of volunteers of all ages in tree planting and care, provide year-round continuing education courses, monitor the city’s tree canopy, develop interactive online tree tools and work with elected officials, developers, and community groups to protect and care for existing trees and to encourage the addition of new ones.

Weekly Watering Alert: Do Not Water

Batten down the hatches and stay safe folks! D.C. had record breaking rainfall today (over 3 inches in an hour, far exceeding the 1.5 inches young trees need weekly). Check your young trees later in the week and water if needed

Newly planted trees — those that have been in the ground less than three years — require 25 gallons of water, approximately 1.5 inches of rainfall, per week to survive. Every Monday from May 1 through September 30, we post a tree watering alert in our weekly newsletter, our homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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