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Class: Trees 201

May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-4


We are measuring trees in parks this spring and summer and need your help! 

During this training, you will learn how to identify trees commonly found in Washington D.C. and then we will practice our tree ID skills by inventorying trees at Kennedy Rec Center. 

Tree inventories help us better understand what trees we have in Washington D.C. so we can analyze how they are helping us and the environment. 

Did you know that different trees provide different benefits? That 50 ft sugar maple in your local park is storing almost 2000 lbs of carbon and capturing almost 100 cubic feet of storm water every year! That Northern Red Oak in your backyard is host to 532 different caterpillar species!

This course is geared toward Citizen Foresters, Citizen Scientists, Project Organizers and anyone who is interested in building confidence in tree identification.

Classroom and field sessions will be combined.

Getting There

Metro: The metrorail station is Mt Vernon Sq/Convention Center (Green/Yellow) which is a 10 minute walk.

Parking: There are very limited parking spots in the parking lot. You may find street parking in the area. 

Bicycle: The bicycle rack is located next to the playground. 


Laura Bassett, Acting Director of Education at Casey Trees

Lauren Meyer, Youth Programs Coordinator at Casey Trees

Arielle Conti, Urban Forestry Research Associate at Casey Trees

Who Should Attend?

Citizen Foresters, Citizen Scientists, Project Organizers and others interested in building confidence in tree identification and participating in tree inventories this spring and summer.


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

Continuing Education Credits

ISA Continuing Education Credits pending.


May 13, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-4
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Kennedy Recreation Center
1401 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20005 US