Blog Post By Jona Elwell

Preserving the Rich Agricultural and Cultural Legacy of the Casey Tree Farm

Casey Trees is about a month into our fall planting season, and we are happy to announce that the majority of the 2,400 new trees planted in D.C. this fall are from the Casey Tree Farm in Berryville, VA!

The Casey Tree Farm was originally part of a 5-million-acre tract of land owned by Lord Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord of Fairfax of Cameron. Over time, the estate was subdivided and sold. The farm was donated to Casey Trees in 2008, to help us further our mission to restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of our nation’s capital!

Today, the rich agricultural and cultural legacy of the farm lives on through Casey Tree Farm’s tree nursery and our preservation and adaptive reuse of the historic structures located on-site. 

Speaking of cultural legacy, did you know many of the fields growing trees at the Farm are situated along the banks of the Shenandoah River? With that, and other factors, in mind, we’re dedicated to organic integrated pest management and sustainability – ensuring that we don’t leave our land, property, and waterways worse off. Here’s how we sustainably re-tree D.C.:

 

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