Blog Post By Jona Elwell

Volunteer Event Update for the Summer

As we begin the steps to opening our city, we have received a lot of questions about our upcoming fall season as well as what we have been doing in the interim. Safety has always been, and will always be, our top priority for our staff and volunteers. We continue to err on the side of caution during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure your protection and this is no exception. As of now, here’s an update on our operations – 

We are:

  • still restoring, enhancing, and protecting the tree canopy of our nation’s capital! How we fulfill our mission might look different, but our mission hasn’t changed
  • offering residential planting services through virtual consultations and predetermined planting dates
  • pruning and providing tree care services through our Fee for Service program
  • watering hundreds and maintaining trees from past projects
  • advocating for trees in planning and development projects in the District 
  • conducting our annual Survival Study
  • growing trees at the DC State Nursery at The Casey Tree Farm in Virginia
  • cultivating the next generation of tree stewards, through at-home workbooks and not in-person summer camps

We have canceled or postponed:

  • our in-person-summer events through August. This unfortunately means our Park Inventories and our summer Tree Care Events. 

We still working out:

  • our volunteer events for the fall – Community Tree Plantings, Park Inventories, etc.
  • our School Tree Planting events
  • our in-person class schedule 

While times are challenging, the energy and ideas of Casey Trees and our city remain as creative and strong as ever. And of special note, the support we continue to see from you – our friends and partners – continues undiminished. Have questions or need to follow up? We’re always available at friends@caseytrees.org.

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