Blog Post By Jona Elwell

Casey Trees & 100 Volunteers to Plant 53 Trees with Veterans and Their Families in Partnership with Knollwood Military Retirement Community

(Washington, D.C. — December 11, 2018) Casey Trees will plant 53 trees at Knollwood Military Retirement Community, a life plan community for retired officers of the uniformed services and their families, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Casey Trees will lead the planting in the historic space that neighbors Rock Creek Park with 100 volunteers including Knollwood residents, retired veterans and other community members.

“Knollwood is thrilled to partner with Casey Trees in this community tree planting. Here at Knollwood, we are blessed with many beautiful heritage trees. Our residents love the beauty that trees bring to our campus. However, we are lacking in young growth trees. Casey Trees is helping us ensure our green space has an abundance of trees far into this century, “said Col. Paul W. Bricker (Ret.), chief operating officer, Army Distaff Foundation and Knollwood.  “Our residents, staff and their families look forward to welcoming Casey Trees, their volunteers and our neighbors to this community event.”

From September to December 2018, Casey Trees — with volunteer and partner support — have planted over 2,000 new trees at over 30 sites across all eight wards in D.C. through its flagship Community Tree Planting (CTP) program, which provides tools, technical assistance and trees – at no cost to participating sites. This season will almost double prior re-treeing numbers.

“2018 has been a momentous year here at Casey Trees – doubling our tree planting numbers. We are thrilled and honored to close out this year with such a supportive partner — Knollwood. I’m appreciative and have been overwhelmed by the support of the veterans and their families,” said Robert Shaut, director of tree planting, Casey Trees.

Those looking to help re-tree D.C. can find open plantings by visiting caseytrees.org/events. While all are welcome, advance registration is required. To register for the Knollwood event, please visit here.

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About Casey Trees: Casey Trees is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit established in 2002 committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. To learn more about Casey Trees, visit www.caseytrees.org.

About Knollwood Military Retirement Community:  Knollwood, owned and funded by the Army Distaff Foundation a 501c3 charitable organization, is a premier Life Plan Community for retired officers of the Uniformed Services and their families. In 2019 we will celebrate 60 years of serving Americans with a lifetime of service to their nation.  Knollwood continues to be the home of serving those who have served us.

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