THE LEAFLET

September 19, 2022 /
Christina Hester

October Events

With September racing by, October events are almost here! Check out the great selection of community events we’re offering in the next month as we kick off our busiest planting season yet!  

Saturday, 10/1 – Community Care: Langdon Park Community Conservation

Join us at our fourth Langdon Park Community Conservation Event! Come take down invasive species with us as part of a new year-long climate resiliency program at Langdon Park, under the District of Columbia Community Stormwater Solutions Grant. – Find out more here!

Thursday, 10/6 – Meet Your Neighbors: Buds and Bugs with Bartlett

For this walk, we’ll be joined by guest speaker Chris Riley of Bartlett Tree Services, an insect expert, to talk about invasive insects, their impact, and the importance of trees in supporting native and beneficial insect species. Topics will include: the emerald ash borer, crape myrtle scale, invasive plants and their relationship with invasive insects, and others.

Friday, 10/7 – Community Tree Planting: The Well at Oxon Run – TEAM LEADERS ONLY

Welcome back to our fall season of Community Tree Plantings! For our local team leaders, we’re offering this planting to get you back in the swing of things. Join us as we recap all the necessary know-how on tree planting and meet up with other team leaders in the area! 

Saturday, 10/8 – Community Tree Planting: St John Paul II Seminary 

After a long season of care events, welcome back to our fall season of Community Tree Plantings! You provide the volunteers; we provide all the necessary tools and supplies to plant the trees. Participants will receive hands-on training on site. After learning the tools and techniques, participants will be split up into groups supervised by a trained volunteer Team Leader and begin planting trees throughout the park.

Thursday, 10/13 – Meet Your Neighbors: Trees On Structures Tour

Join us for our October Meet Your Neighbors walk, where we welcome community members to appreciate the nature right outside their door. This edition of Meet Your Neighbors, we will highlight the Trees on Structure book, which discusses the importance and resilience of urban forested structures.

Saturday, 10/15 – Kingman Island Family Day

Join Casey Trees at Kingman Island Family Day as we experience all the amazing activities the islands offer including paddling, nature walks, fishing, scavenger hunts, and so much more! Casey Trees will be providing tree walks and tree bingo throughout the day, learn more here.

Wednesday, 10/19 – Virtual Invasive Removal Workshop 

Learn about what invasive species are, why they are detrimental to our environment, and what we can do to prevent or control their pressure. In this workshop, we will also be learning about the specific invasive species present on our conservation easement Hellbender Hill.

Saturday, 10/22 – Community Care: Invasive Removal at Hellbender Hill

After joining us on Wednesday, October 19th for our Virtual Invasive Removal Workshop – meet us on Hellbender Hill, one of our protected conservation easements, to take down some invasive species!

Saturday, 10/22 – Community Tree Planting: Holy Rood

Welcome back to our fall season of Community Tree Plantings! You provide the volunteers; we provide all the necessary tools and supplies to plant the trees. Participants will receive hands-on training on site.

Wednesday, 10/26 – Meet In Your Park: Oxon Run

Have you ever wondered who is responsible for planting and taking care of trees in DC? What about the connection between trees and community health? Are you curious about outdoor events you can attend this fall? Get answers to all these questions and more at our Meet in Your Park events. Chat with us, Casey Trees, an organization working to restore, enhance, and protect the urban tree canopy of Washington, DC.