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Park Inventory: Washington Monument SW
May 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Inventory Iconic Trees with Casey Trees in Downtown D.C!
Come join Casey Trees as we survey trees around the area SW of the Washington Monument! 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.
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 survey lodge ranger station. 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.