THE LEAFLET

August 29, 2022 /
Christina Hester

September Events are Live!

And just like that, the end of August is here! After a month filled with great events, we’re back with more happenings that will keep you outside and educated on all things’ trees. We are kicking off this fall with our annual Urban Tree Summit, with both virtual and in person options so you can join us from wherever you are. Our fall volunteering season also opens with two care events, including National Public Lands Day. And be sure to keep your eyes on the calendar for more volunteer opportunities and outdoor experiences with us in October!   

Saturday 9/3 – Tree Care at Temple of Praise 

Help Casey Trees care for young trees! Your help with weeding, mulching and watering these vulnerable trees will give them a leg up in becoming an important part of our growing tree canopy. 

Wednesday 9/7 – Urban Tree Summit Virtual Half-Day of Sessions 

Presentations will focus on the health and welfare of trees in our increasingly developed landscapes. Learn from some of the country’s leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, protect, and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings. See the entire 2022 Urban Tree Summit agenda here. 

Thursday 9/8 – Urban Tree Summit Field Session 1: Pope Farm Nursery Tour 

Explore the innovative ways Pope Farm is managing the nursery, growing trees, using cover crops, and custom growing native plants and various other material for park projects. 

Wednesday 9/14 – Urban Tree Summit Field Session 2: Street Trees in Prince George’s County 

Session will discuss replacing dangerous trees and choosing the right tree for the right place safely while sustainably improving the tree canopy and transforming communities. Healthy street trees beautify neighborhoods, support human health, increase property values, and benefit our environment. 

Thursday 9/15 – Urban Tree Summit Field Session 3: Urban Forestry Division Tree Tour 

During this presentation, learn about the valuable partnerships between the Urban Forestry Division, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Energy and the Environment, and local communities, and how these organizations all work together to create sustainable and long-lasting parks for generations to come.   

Saturday 9/24 – National Public Lands Day: Tree Care Event at Fort DuPont Park 

NEEF’s National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, this celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country. 

Donate to Casey Trees to Restore, Enhance and Protect D.C.’s Tree Canopy! Casey Trees relies on the support of friends, neighbors and volunteers like you to make our work possible. 

And consider becoming a Casey Trees Member today and receive some incredible perks and benefits – all while doing your part to help build a greener place to live for us all.