Blog Post By Jason Galliger

We need your help identifying trees in D.C.’s parks

Did you know that there is no up-to-date record of the individual tree species in D.C.’s parks?  Yes, they are monitored and occasionally documented but for the most part we have very little information about the specific trees in our parks.

At Casey Trees we know it’s important to have a baseline understanding of which trees are growing in our city.  Because as Author W. Edward Deming famously said, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”

We need your help measuring the trees in some of D.C.’s favorite parks.  We will be recording each tree’s height, crown width and trunk diameter among other important features.  The information collected will go into our database and used to better manage and protect the District’s trees.

Come out and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage at:

Farragut Square

October 2*
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Crispus Attucks Park

October 9*
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

* You do not need any prior knowledge to participate.  There will be a short demonstration in the park regarding how to properly use the equipment and take the measurements.



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