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Arbor Day Park Inventory: Gallaudet University
April 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-4Free
Come Celebrate Arbor Day with Casey Trees!
Join Casey Trees at Gallaudet University for our first tree inventory of the season. Want to learn more about the tree species surrounding you? Use different tools to collect important data that will inform management, care and spread of trees in this space? Many of these trees have never been surveyed for their health, size or species and we need your help! Join us!
Participants will receive a short, hands-on training on site. After learning the tools and techniques participants will split into groups and begin measuring trees. We will be documenting tree species, height, diameter of the trunk, width of the crown, overall health and more.
There will be two inventory sessions. The first session will be held from 11 am to 1 pm and the second from 2pm-4pm.
Who Should Attend?
Open to the general public, you do not need any prior experience to join us. If you have participated in our Trees 101 or Trees 201 class, this will be a great way to put your knowledge into action!
We will plan to conduct the inventory rain or shine so please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for walking short distances. Participants are welcome to bring water and a snack.
Public transportation or biking is the best option for reaching Gallaudet University easily and conveniently. The Metropolitan Branch Trail is three blocks away. The closest metro station is NoMa-Gallaudet U-New York Ave station (Red Line). Exit the station and walk east on Florida, passing Union Market and 6th St NE to arrive through the main entrance of the campus. We will be meeting on the Olmstead Lawn to the left of the main entrance.
Bus lines 90, 92 and X3 have stops in front of the University.
Where to Meet
We will meet on Olmsted Green in front of Faculty Row (Denison, Fay and Ballard houses). Be on the lookout for the green/white Casey Trees table. Participants will be emailed a detailed map closer to the inventory date.
Light refreshments and a lunch will be provided between the two sessions.
Support Casey Trees
Become a Casey Trees Member today and receive some incredible perks and benefits including advance registration to select classes and events – all while doing your part to help build a greener place to live for us all. Casey Trees relies on the support of friends, neighbors and volunteers like you to make our work possible. Thank you for your help!