THE LEAFLET

Trees We’ll Plant for Free

Whether your yard or planting space is on the small side, or you’re looking for a fiery accent to your landscaping, these showstoppers deliver. If you’re looking for shade, flowers, berries, or simply some greenery these trees can help you out. The best part? We plant them for FREE as part of our residential planting …

Essential Tree Care Items

You may think you need all kinds of fancy things to ensure your young trees establish, your trees thrive and your mature trees stay strong. But trees are a bit like children, what they really need is love, attention, and a few key things to thrive. Water For newly planted and/or young trees, the single …

Closing Out Mental Health Month with Ideas for Tree-Based Breaks

Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Month – as an effort to promote awareness and education around mental illnesses and the 18.1% of Americans who suffer from them. Additionally, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas and that proportion is projected to increase to 70 percent by …

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month through Cherry Trees

May marks the arrival of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a month to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions of generations of Asian/Pacific Americans have made to American history, society, and culture. As a note to their continued resilience and in an effort to fully recognize their contributions to our city, we …

Order Our Newest Species Guide

We’ve updated one of the most popular Casey Trees resources to be even more user-friendly and informative! Get ready to purchase a one-stop guide to identifying trees in the Washington, DC area, our Species Guide.  First released in 2019, the Species Guide started as a home grown resource at our Park Inventory program. We couldn’t …

Brookland’s Green Wall: Big, Bright and Blooming

The largest green wall in DC is not at the Wharf nor in Georgetown or downtown – it’s across the street from the Casey Trees HQ in Brookland! We first talked about the new and improved Pepco substation facade in 2017 right after we planted and showed an update last year. As you can see …

CanopyFest: Virtual Runs, In Person Tree Walks, and a Nature Challenge

Happy almost Earth Day! Last year we didn’t get to celebrate and this year we’re shaking things up while keeping things safe. Instead of limiting the celebration to Arbor Day itself, we’re celebrating our urban canopy and the people that restore, enhance, and protect it all month long during Canopy Fest!  Tree Walks | We’re …

Spring is in Full Swing at Casey Trees

Believe it or not, it’s been a year since we canceled our volunteer events due to uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic. We have learned a lot since March 2020 both as an organization and as a city. In the months that followed we have completely overhauled our safety procedures, hired additional crew members to help …

Welcome Kelly, Our Director of Policy and Land Conservation

We’ve got some fresh faces here at 3030 12th Street, one of whom is Kelly! Find out more about her prior brushes with Casey Trees and where she sees the new Policy and Land Conservation Department going: Casey Trees (CT): Welcome to Casey Trees! Tell us, who is Kelly? Kelly Collins Choi (KCC): I am …

Tree Rainbow: Pink Blooms

You know the cereal marketing slogan, “Taste the Rainbow”? Well, we’re taking a separate approach here at Casey Trees and will show you the rainbow. The rainbow of trees’ spring blooms that is! Each of the trees we’ll highlight are available for free through our residential programs. So whether you prefer bold red, sunny yellow, …

A Phenology Explainer

How does a bear know when it’s time to hibernate? Why do April showers bring May flowers? How does the incoming Brood X cicada group know when exactly to emerge? Plants and animals don’t have calendars or watches, but many of them take cues from the changing seasons.  Studying the timing of these biological processes …

Tree Rainbow: Blue and Purple Blooms

You know the cereal marketing slogan, “Taste the Rainbow”? Well we’re taking a separate approach here at Casey Trees and will show you the rainbow. The rainbow of trees’ spring blooms that is! Each of the trees we’ll highlight are available for free through our residential programs. So whether you prefer bold red, sunny yellow, …

Brood X is on its Way

They’re big. They’re incredibly loud. And they’re coming by the billions. Meet Magicicada cassinii, better known as the cicada. Every year, a relatively small number of these insects emerge from the ground in the eastern United States.  This year is Brood X’s (pronounced ten) 17-year life cycle is soon coming to an end. These nymphs …

NPS Predicts an April Peak Bloom

Cherry blossoms – love em or hate em they are a staple of our city (and urban forest!) that are truly a magical sight during #PeakBloom. The famed cherry blossoms that line the Tidal Basin are cruising through their blooming stages and are on their way to beloved #PeakBloom, which is when 70% of the …

Tree Rainbow: Yellow and Green Blooms

You know the cereal marketing slogan, “Taste the Rainbow”? Well we’re taking a separate approach here at Casey Trees and will show you the rainbow. The rainbow of trees’ spring blooms that is! Each of the trees we’ll highlight are available for free through our residential programs. So whether you prefer bold red, sunny yellow, …