Blog Post By Jona Elwell

700 Trees Away From Our Goal

Happy November! Fall beauty is in full swing (evidence here and here) and so is our Fall season. We’re about halfway through if you can even believe it, and so far thanks to the help of 1,109 people we’ve planted and inventoried 1,306 trees at 32 sites throughout the city. With volunteer groups from organizations like the Junior League of Washington and the National Institutes of Health, to schools Howard University and UDC, and even the Earth Conservation Corps and the Girl Scouts many hands make light work!

We still need help to smash our record and hit 2,000 trees this season. Are you free to help us plant? Events that are open are below and our full event list can be found here. We appreciate every single one of our supporters! Want to help us out but aren’t in the mood to get your hand dirty? Consider becoming a member and supporting all our endeavors year round.

Saturday, November 17 | Mt. Olivet Cemetery Community Tree Planting | 1300 Bladensburg Rd
Our fourth planting at this historic cemetery that is in need of canopy. Bonus? It’s across the street from the U.S. National Arboretum. Add brunch on H Street and make a day out of it!

Saturday, December 1 | Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Community Tree Planting | 1550 Anacostia Ave NE
The crowning hidden gem in D.C., this National Park was devastated by Emerald Ash Borer and needs all the help we can give!

Saturday, December 8 | Normanstone Trail (Rock Creek Conservancy) Community Tree Planting | 2825 Normanstone Dr.
This is part of the Centennial Challenge Project in partnership with Rock Creek Conservancy. Thanks to the hard work of Rock Creek Conservancy, National Parks Service, and Casey Trees, this hillside is free of invasive weeds and ready to be planted with native trees. *This is predicted to be a difficult planting site, with steep slopes and a short hike to planting locations*

Friday, December 14 | Adas Israel Cemetery Community Tree Planting | 1400 Alabama Ave SE
Can you believe this cemetery is over 150 years old? While our crew has planted at this historic Jewish cemetery before, we’ve never had a Community Tree Planting here. Join us for the inaugural one!

Saturday, December 15 | Knollwood Retirement Community Tree Planting | 6200 Oregon Ave NW
Heat and rising summertime temperatures are dangerous for all city residents, but especially our senior city dwellers. Join us as we had much needed canopy to this community’s campus and provide residents with life saving (and money saving!) shade.

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