THE LEAFLET

Will Washington’s future be gray or green?

Data is great. We love data! From numbers you can get a better picture of the strengths and weaknesses of all your hard work and even clues on where you should go next. Our love of numbers, and photos, is one of the reasons why we typically post seasonal recaps after each volunteer season. This …

Community Tree Planting at Virginia Ave Park with CSX and Arbor Day Foundation

Communities are powerful and so is the value a greenspace can provide when strengthening and nurturing communities. While each and every one of our plantings are special, there is something poignant about working with various community members and partners to bring trees to a widely loved space and help add beauty, benefits, and a secure …

Planting with Every EU Member State

Typical things you see at a Casey Trees Community Tree Planting include lots of khakis, hiking shoes, mud-caked boots. Things you don’t typically see: dress shoes, formal wool coats, lots and lots of flags, briefcases, and ties! But the planting at Montrose Park Friday was no ordinary planting.  We’re lucky to partner with some pretty …

Show Pride in Your City and Win

Building a winning season is similar to building an urban canopy.  The Nationals have continued to #StayintheFight despite a disappointing season last year and a rough start to this year’s season and now we’re World Series bound! The Mystics were swept in last year’s WNBA finals and their fierce leader herniated three disks during the …

Volunteer and Visit the Casey Tree Farm

Our Fall Planting Season is full  – most volunteer spots are taken and we have plenty of exciting events, lovely locations, and caring communities we’re working with this year. If you’re still itching to plant or have ever been curious about our nursery where (most) of our trees come from in Berryville, VA we have …

Do You Have What it Takes to Don a Red Vest?

Our fall volunteer season is here! The calendar is chock a block full of events with us – inventories, plantings, classes, workshops, meet-ups and more! This means a few things:  We make work towards our mission of restoring, enhancing, and protecting the tree canopy of our nation’s capital and our shared city goal of 40% …

Fall Into Our Events: Volunteer Sign Ups are Now Open

Transform D.C.’s urban forest this year by joining our team of volunteers. Our opportunities are now open and fill up quickly! There’s a reason why priority registration is a coveted benefit of our Membership program. Join today to get advanced registration to plantings and events while supporting our work year-round. Planting | Team Leads Only: Congressional …

Here’s How Many Trees We Planted This Year (and Lots of Other Fun Stuff)

The humidity has set in, we’ve stopped planting and started watering and learning, so that means one thing around here: another planting season is over and it’s summertime! Everything is on the up at Casey Trees, and thanks to our unbelievable team of volunteers and partners, this year smashed all kinds of records: Overall, we …

The Future is Bright (and Green!)

Working with the vibrant Gallaudet community to re-tree their campus after it was devastated by the deadly Emerald Ash Borer beetle was not the end to our groundbreaking partnership. When you partner with Casey Trees, you’re in our circle for life. The benefits of trees on the health and education of children and the community …

Our Biggest, Busiest, and Brightest Season Yet

Are you soaking up the last few days of 2018 with family and friends? We’re soaking in our record-breaking fall season. We had our biggest season yet in every sense of the word: the highest number of trees planted and inventories, the most volunteers, and the most sites ever!  Help us do even more for …

Casey Trees & 100 Volunteers to Plant 53 Trees with Veterans and Their Families in Partnership with Knollwood Military Retirement Community

(Washington, D.C. — December 11, 2018) Casey Trees will plant 53 trees at Knollwood Military Retirement Community, a life plan community for retired officers of the uniformed services and their families, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Casey Trees will lead the planting in the historic space that neighbors Rock Creek …

700 Trees Away From Our Goal

Happy November! Fall beauty is in full swing (evidence here and here) and so is our Fall season. We’re about halfway through if you can even believe it, and so far thanks to the help of 1,109 people we’ve planted and inventoried 1,306 trees at 32 sites throughout the city. With volunteer groups from organizations …

Worth a Thousand Words

Thanks to many volunteers, dedicated project organizers, fresh-faced newbies, and wise team leaders, our record-breaking season is off to a strong start. November is an ideal time to get outside and learn a little bit more our urban forest. Join us at an event this month – we have a few with spots still open: …

Multiple Events Every Weekend for the Next Four Weeks: Join Us Outside

Boy oh boy when we said this was our busiest season yet we weren’t kidding. Starting this weekend, and going on for the next month, we have *multiple* events every weekend. No rest for the weary and not just one event, two events – and sometimes three (looking at you Oct. 27)! Celebrate October and …

Meet the Tree Planting Team

As you may have heard, this season is our biggest (and hopefully best!) yet. While countless volunteers come together for each and every event there is another group of folks you’ll see – and they often have bright yellow shirts on. Without further ado, meet our Tree Planting Team!   Robert Shaut, Director Tree Planting’s …