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Understanding Trees: What They Do and Why They Matter

July 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT


Do you want to play a greater role in re-treeing D.C.? We need your help to protect and promote trees in our urban forest! Understanding trees provides a foundation in tree anatomy, an overview of how trees function to provide the benefits we enjoy in the urban forest. The class will discuss ecosystem services, and how you can be a tree ally and help restore, enhance and protect the trees of our nation’s capital. Understanding Trees is a great primer for other Casey Trees programs, such as:

    • Planting, pruning, mulching and watering trees in all 8 wards.
    • Monitoring the health of the urban forest through tree inventories.
    • Educating others on the importance of trees
    • Advocating for trees whenever and wherever possible.


Northeast Neighborhood Library: 330 7th St NE, Washington, DC 20002


Dana Gresham, Youth Program Coordinator, Casey Trees

Gabrielle Rovegno, Community Education Coordinator, Casey Trees

Kelsey Desmond, Education Programs Assistant

Who Should Attend?

Open to the general public for anyone interested in learning about trees and their benefits and becoming a Citizen Forester.


Register in advance. Space is limited. If your plans change prior to the event, please update your registration status.


All attendees will be provided with coffee in the morning and lunch in the afternoon. Please note your dietary restrictions and/or allergies when registering so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.

Continuing Education Credits

ISA Continuing Education Credits

Support Casey Trees

Consider becoming a Member to receive advanced registration to classes and events like this. If you have any questions or concerns, please email grovegno@caseytrees.org 


July 13, 2019
10:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT
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Northeast Library
330 7th St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States