Blog Post By Jona Elwell

Sign Up for a Tree Care Event this Summer

While our planting season winds down and the summer temps heat up, join us for of the many upcoming tree care events we have. Restoring, enhancing, and protecting our nation’s capital goes far beyond planting trees! Best yet? No experience is necessary to take part in any of our volunteer events!

Volunteer: Cherry Tree Pruning | Saturday, June 23 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Casey Trees and the National Park Service on June 23 for a special opportunity to prune the summer suckers of the historic cherry trees. Suckers are an adventitious shoot which grows from a bud at the base of a tree or directly from its roots. Pruning these suckers allows for the tree to redirect its energy into growth within its canopy and producing those beautiful blooms and berries.

Stand Up for Trees | Saturday, June 23 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
This workshop will prepare you to navigate D.C.’s unique political geography to help increase tree canopy in your neighborhood and across the District. By the end of the class you will be on your way to reviewing development plans, writing persuasive public comments, and delivering testimony at important District hearings.

Volunteer: Cherry Tree Pruning | Saturday, June 30 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We’re continuing to prune cherry trees. Join us!

Volunteer at Casey Trees Farm | Saturday, June 30 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Volunteers will be helping Casey Trees grow the next generation of DC trees. These young trees need your help to grow into healthy hearty trees! No pruning or farming experience required, but volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.

Tree Care at Sherman, Grant, E.L. Haynes Circles | Wednesday, July 11 | 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Help Casey Trees care for trees at E.L. Haynes, Sherman, and Grant Circles! Your help with weeding, mulching and watering these vulnerable young trees will give them a leg up in becoming an important part of our growing tree canopy.

Volunteer: Cherry Tree Pruning | Saturday, July 14 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We’re continuing to prune cherry trees. Join us!

Tree Care at Friendship Rec Center | Thursday, July 26 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please join us as we weed and water the 100 trees we planted over the past 2 years!

Volunteer: Cherry Tree Pruning | Saturday, July 28 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We’re continuing to prune cherry trees. This is your second to last opportunity to join us!

Volunteer: Cherry Tree Pruning | Saturday, August 11 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is your last opportunity to help us prune the historic cherry trees along the Tidal Basin.

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