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Park Inventory: Upshur Recreation Center
September 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Join Casey Trees on their first inventory of the fall season!
Want to put your tree skills to the test before winter sets in? Join Casey Trees at Upshur Recreation Center to inventory DC’s park trees. Many of these trees have never been surveyed for their health, size or species and we need your help!
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 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. If you have 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 a great option for reaching Upshur Recreation Center easily and conveniently. The Georgia Ave-Petworth Station (Green Line) is a 15-minute walk away. Local buses (52, 53, 54, 62, 63, 70, D33, S1, S2, S4 and W45 ) also provide easy access to the Park. Coming from across town? We suggest car-pooling with fellow volunteers as street parking will be available in the surrounding area. There is plenty of bike parking as well!
Where to Meet
We will meet at the enterance of the park on Arkansas Ave NW between Allison St and Webster. 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!