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Volunteer: Oak Hill Cemetery Community Tree Planting

November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC-4


The Oak Hill Cemetery was founded in 1848 and completed in 1853, and is a prime example of a garden cemetery. Many famous people are buried at Oak Hill, and the cemetery has a number of Victorian-style memorials and monuments. Come explore this majestic cemetery by adding canopy trees! 

** IMPORTANT: The Tuesday before this planting, we will send a logistics and directions email with detailed information about how to get to the site. You will receive this email ONLY if you are signed-up for this planting. **


Registration. We require that you pre-register for our events, so that you can fill out our waiver before arriving at the event. Please take a moment to register for this event.

Youth Volunteers. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have their parent or legal guardian sign their consent form and be supervised by an adult at all times. Please note you must be over 18 years of age to become a team leader. 

No specific skills required. Each event starts with a tool safety and planting demonstration. Volunteers plant alongside experienced Citizen Foresters and staff.

Arrive on time. Check-in opens a half hour prior to the indicated start time.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. 

Closed toe shoes and long pants are required. Boots are preferred over sneakers.

Animals. No animals are allowed into the event, except for service animals.

Group Registration

If you represent a group (5+ people), complete the Group Volunteer Information Form and we will contact you to discuss potential volunteer opportunities.


Volunteers are welcomed in the morning with light breakfast fare and treated to a celebratory lunch at the conclusion. Indicate dietary restrictions during the online registration process. Drinking water is available throughout the event. 

Getting There

Public Transportation: The Dupont Circle Metro Rail station is about .8 miles from the cemetery. The D1, D2 and D6 buses service Q street, nearby to our location. 

Bike Parking: Bikes can be locked to nearby signs.   

Car Parking:  You will be able to park inside the cemetery, along the roads.

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November 4, 2017
9:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC-4
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Oak Hill Cemetery
3001 R St. NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States