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CANCELLED – Park Inventory: McPherson Square
July 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather and may be scheduled for a later date.
Inventory a Historic Square with Casey Trees!
Come join Casey Trees as we survey McPherson Square! It’s been over a decade since the health and size of these iconic trees has been assessed. We need your help. Want to put your tree skills to the test?
Participants will receive a short, hands-on training on site. 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, overall health 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.
McPherson Square is bordered by 15th St NW & K Street NW and is surrounded by high-traffic Metrobus stops and metro rail. Public transportation is the best option for reaching the square easily and conveniently. The McPherson square metro station norders the square while Farrgut West & Farragut North are within a 10-minute walk. Local buses and the National Mall Circulator Loop bus will also provide easy access in and around the downtown area.
Metered street parking is limited in the surrounding area.
Where to Meet
We will meet near the center of the square, 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!