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Park Inventory: Powell Recreation Center

June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


Cooped up in an office all day? Want to take in some fresh air while you finesse your tree species skills? Come spend an evening outside, cataloging trees!

Join Casey Trees as we inventory trees in this green space nestled in the center of Columbia Heights. We will be surveying for health, size, and species. 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 document tree species, height, trunk diameter, crown width overall health and more.

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!


  • All volunteers must sign a completed volunteer waiver form on the day of the event before participating.
  • No specific skills required. The event will start with a tool safety and pruning demonstration. Volunteers will have access to a National Park Service employee for any questions that arise.
  • Register in advance. Space is limited. If your plans change prior to the event, please update your registration status so we are sure to have the necessary number of volunteers.
  • Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Closed-toe shoes are required. All necessary tools and safety gear will be provided.

Come Prepared
We will plan to conduct the inventory rain, shine or with frosty temperatures so please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for walking short distances. Participants are welcome to bring water and light snacks.

Getting There
Powell Recreation Center is a short walk from Comubia Heights Metro. Go west on Irving St. NW and make a right on 16th St. NW. The Rec Center is just past the school.

Where to Meet
Be on the lookout for the green/white Casey Trees table. Participants will be emailed a detailed map closer to the inventory date.

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!


June 13, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Powell Recreation Center
16th St. and Lamont St. NW
Washington, DC 20010 United States