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Class: Team Leader Training

September 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4


Do you want to play a greater role in increasing the District’s canopy cover? If so, consider becoming a Casey Trees Team Leader at either our community tree plantings or inventories!

Community Tree Plantings:
The foundation for a tree’s health and longevity is established the day it is planted. As a Tree Planting Team Lead, you will learn how to prepare a tree planting site and properly plant a tree to ensure its survival, as well as the techniques critical to maintaining tree health, including mulching and watering.

Tree Inventories:
Park Inventories are the cornerstone to planning, managing and maintaining the cities urban green spaces. As a Park Inventory Team Lead, you will learn how to collect a variety of tree data including tree species, tree health and more to advance the field of urban forestry as we gain more knowledge about the trees in our area.

What is a Team Leader?
Our Team Leaders play a vital role in our community tree planting and inventory program. Team Leaders lead teams of 3-5 volunteers at our events that happen throughout the spring, summer, and fall. You will be responsible for: (1) Safety of the team, (2) Executing proper techniques taught in the Team Leader Training, and of course, (3) Ensuring that your team is having a great time!

Process for Becoming a Team Leader: 

1. Attend the two required trainings on September 5th (6:30pm-8:30pm) and September 8th (9:00am-1:00pm).
– September 5th at Casey Trees (3030 12th St. NE): Classroom portion reviewing the expectations and benefits of being a Team Leader, how to manage volunteers, and an introduction into urban forestry.
– September 8th (Location TBD): Field session where we will put what we’ve learned in the classroom to practice.

2. Attend Three Events (planting or inventory) as a Team Leader Candidate. After you take the class, volunteer at a minimum of two events in the same season as the workshop under the guidance of a mentor. Pass with flying colors from your mentor and we will graduate you to a full-fledged Team Leader!

Who Should Attend?

Open to the general public for anyone interested in supporting our nation’s capital by leading volunteers to successfully plant and manage our city’s trees! After you are a certified Team Leader, we ask that you attend at least 1 planting per season.


Registration. We require that you pre-register for our events, so that you can fill out our waiver before arriving at the event. Please take a moment to register for this event.

Please note you must be over 18 years of age to become a team leader.

No specific skills required. We will teach you the skills necessary to planting and inventorying a tree.

Arrive on time. Check-in opens a half hour prior to the indicated start time.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather.

No animals are allowed into the event, except for service animals.


All attendees will be provided with a light dinner. Please note your dietary preferences and/or allergies when registering so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.

Getting There

Public Transportation. Brookland-CUA (Red Line) metro rail station is about .5 miles from our office. The Metrobus stop is near the intersection of 12th and Irving Street NE (served by the H8) or the Brookland-CUA Metro station (served by the H2, H4, H6, G8, R4 and 80).

Parking. We have a small parking lot and there is unrestricted street parking on Irving Street NE.

Bike Parking. There is a bike rack available in our parking lot.

Support Casey Trees

Become a Casey Trees Member today and receive some incredible perks – 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!


September 5, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4
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Casey Trees
3030 12th St NE
Washington, DC 20017 United States


Casey Trees & DC Department of Parks and Recreation
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