November 20, 2023 /
Christina Hester

Late Fall Events are Here!

The last month of our Fall planting season is here! And with it are a few more chances for you to join us in the field to plant some trees, pull invasive species, or learn about our urban canopy. Check out what we’re up to this December below, and we hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 9th – Community Tree Planting at Catholic University of America

Join us at our last tree planting of the season! You provide the volunteers, we provide all the necessary tools and supplies to plant the trees. Participants will receive a 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 space.

Saturday, December 9th – Tree Walk at Oxon Run 

Join Casey Trees with Tree Ambassador Glenn Hall for a Tree Walk at Oxon Run! We’ll start off with an easy-paced tree walk, where Glenn will give an overview of the history of Oxon Run Park and then point out some of the species of trees in the park, and finally go over the importance of green spaces such as Oxon Run Park.

A little about Glenn: “I am a graduate student in UDC CAUSES program studying Urban Agriculture. I am also Director of Operations for Friends of Oxon Run. I consider myself an environmentalist through and through and look forward to working towards a greater and greener future for my community and the entire world.”

Saturday, December 16th – Community Conservation – Invasive Removal at Hellbender Hill

Join us on Hellbender Hill, one of our protected conservation easements, to take down some invasive species! Over the past few years we have been working towards restoring the greenspace on this protected conservation easement site by pulling and controlling invasive species. Join us to fight the invasive pressure and contribute to this project. Plus – hang around after at Hellbender Brewing for some beers to cheers to your hard work!

As we approach the end of the year, we would like to reflect on all the time we spent together at tree plantings, conferences, educational events, walks, tree care events, and more! Thank you for your support and enthusiasm all season long.

If you love attending our events, consider donating to Casey Trees to help keep our programming going! 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.

Scroll through and enjoy some snapshots of this season’s community tree plantings – and if you didn’t get a chance to join us this season, we’ll be back in the Spring with more planting opportunities!