Blog Post By Italia Peretti

March and April Programming

Spring is a wonderful time to learn about, interact with and enjoy trees. Here’s some wonderful opportunities available to you for March and April.  Advance registration is required for most of the below events and space is limited.

Saturday, March 5           Class: Tree Planting Workshop
During this workshop, participants will learn how to select and prepare a tree planting site and properly plant the tree to ensure its survival.

Friday, March 11               Family Program: Buds Story Time at the Hill Center
Meet us at the Hill Center for our Buds family program, an interactive tree-focused story time aimed toward an audience of toddlers and preschoolers. Children learn about nature through books, songs, crafts and a special scavenger hunt!

Sunday, March 20            Tree Tour: Forest Bathing Walk
There is no better way to celebrate spring than being immersed in nature. Discover how shinrin-yoku, commonly called forest bathing, can improve your physical and health and mood.
This event is full.

Thursday, March 24        Tree Advocates Meeting: Prescribing Greener Parks for D.C.
Learn why local parks are so important to the lives of D.C. residents and workers and those that visit. Guest speakers will include Dan Guilbeault (D.C. Department of Energy and Environment); Dr. Robert Zarr (DC Park Rx); and Stacie West (NoMa BID).

Saturday, March 26         Class: Structural Pruning at Casey Tree Farm
Get trained on structural pruning basics and how to encourage tree health and structural integrity.

Friday, April 8                     Family Program: Buds Story Time at the Hill Center
Bring your family to the Hill Center for story time. We will delight your toddler and preschooler with tree and nature focused stories, sing-alongs and activities.

Saturday, April 9               Family Program: Buds Story Time at Rock Creek Park Nature Center
Join us at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center for our Buds family program, an interactive, tree-focused story time with sing-alongs aimed toward an audience of toddlers and preschoolers. Children learn about nature through books, songs, crafts and a special scavenger hunt!

Saturday, April 9               Tree Tour: Cherry Blossoms with Washington Walks
Put on your walking shoes for a guided stroll focusing on cherry trees and other notable species in the Enid Haupt Garden and on the grounds of the Department of Agriculture.
All proceeds benefit Casey Trees courtesy of Washington Walks.

Sunday, April 17                Tree Amnesty: Vine Control Volunteer Day
Help get invasive vines under control at Casey Tree Farm.  Certified arborist Shawn Walker will provide basic instruction on invasive identification and removal and then let you get to work.

Thursday, April 28            Third Annual Canopy Awards presented by Whole Foods Market
Treat yourself to a night out. The Canopy Awards brings together special guests, amazing food and drink, and endless fun. We just need you! Discounted early bird tickets available for a limited time.
All proceeds benefit Casey Trees.

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