Blog Post By Italia Peretti

Casey Trees Turns 15

This Saturday, February 13, Casey Trees hits a major milestone — we turn 15. That means, we have 15 years of planting, classes, events, mapping, advocacy, and design under our belt.

Can you believe Casey Trees — and all that we have accomplished — was started by just one person? It truly shows how one person can affect so much change for the better.

For those of you not familiar with our story, Casey Trees was founded by Mrs. Betty Brown Casey after reading a Washington Post article chronicling the devastating canopy decline in D.C. — upwards of 64 percent in some parts of the city. The article so moved Mrs. Casey, she created Casey Trees to restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of the nation’s capital.

Since then, Casey Trees done some pretty big things including planting 21,551 trees across the D.C. area. In fact, our tree planting numbers will jump even more when our spring School and Community Tree Planting season kicks off on March 12. We hope you will be part of the fun by signing up to plant with us when volunteer registration opens on February 16!

Thank you for being such an important part of Casey Trees’ story and success the past 15 years. To play an even greater part of our future, consider becoming a Casey Trees Member or making a one-time donation in celebration of our birthday.

Your support will ensure we can remain an active participant in re-treeing D.C. and protecting the trees that make the District such a wonderful place.

Donate today!

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