September 20, 2021 /
Jona Elwell

Make Fall Your Best Season Yet with Casey Trees

Fall is here and while this weekend was straight out of August, cooler, crisp nights and mornings are in our future. With the welcome return of Fall volunteer events at Casey Trees, we’re excited and ready for fall. However, no matter how the weather shakes out this season – we have everything you need to make fall your best season yet. 

While you relax in between Casey Trees volunteer events be sure to check out our map highlighting the location of the top 5 showy fall foliage trees throughout DC. See which species are around you and prepare to be dazzled by their annual autumnal show.


Fall is also a great time to practice your tree identification, as those changing leaves provide a helpful tool in narrowing down species. Learn why the honey locust and the red maple earned their common names or take your skills a step further and see if you can spot the brilliant sweetgum or the rusty red of a bald cypress.

Back to school means learning new things and sporting new threads. Good thing we have both! Our updated Species Guide is water-resistant, easy to use, and friendly to tree ID beginners. Feel free to picnic in a park afterward on our suite of awesome gear like blankets, insulated totes, insulated cups, and a canvas tote.

While you’re out admiring your neighborhood’s trees, you can refresh yourself on why leaves change color in the first place (it is a bit more involved than “they die”).

Speaking of refreshing, fall is a perfect time to refresh your yard with a tree or two. The trees in our fall tree identification articles are available for no cost through our residential planting programs. For those trees already established in your yard, be sure to read up on our fall tree care tips to get your trees ready to brave whatever winter throws our way.

Whether you enjoy fall outside with us at a volunteer event, wandering around on your own, or in your yard planting away, be sure to take advantage of the best show in town – trees!