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Park Inventory: Arbor Day at the Washington Monument
April 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-4
Celebrate Arbor Day with Casey Trees!
Come join Casey Trees as we survey the trees around the Washington Monument in honor of Arbor Day! It’s been over a decade since these iconic trees have been inventoried and we need your help. Want to put your tree skills to the test?
Participants will receive a short, hands-on training on the mall. After learning the tools and techniques participants will split up into groups and begin measuring trees. We will be documenting tree species, height, diameter of the trunk, width of the crown and more.
Who Should Attend?
Open to the general public, you do not need any prior experience to join us. Although, if you’ve 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 is the best option for reaching the Washington Monument easily and conveniently. The closest metro is the Smithsonian Station, which is a 20-minute walk away. The National Mall Circulator Loop bus will provide easy access in and around the National Mall.
Metered street parking is limited in the surrounding area. General visitor parking is available along Ohio Drive, SW between the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials.
Where to Meet
We will meet in proximity to the Sylvan Theater, south of the Washington Monument, 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 will be provided.
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!