This past Thursday, Casey Trees hosted its first on-location Tree Advocates meeting, inviting Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, other city government players and Ward 6 residents to discuss the future of Ward 6’s tree canopy, which is currently the lowest in the District at 17 percent.
Highlights from the evening, hosted at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ward 6, included Councilmember Allen’s pledge to introduce legislation that would improve upon the Urban Forest Preservation Act of 2002 and protect even more trees and John Thomas, Associate Director of the Urban Forestry Administration, predicting that the District will in fact reach its 40 percent by 2032 canopy goal.
With 75 attendees, this meeting showed key city officials that neighbors are concerned about the city’s trees.
Interested in attending our next Tree Advocates meeting on July 23 and learning how you can advocate for your city’s trees? Register here.