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Your City, Your Trees: Get to Know Casey Trees
January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm ESTFree
Curious about your city and its trees? Let us introduce ourselves and our nation’s trees.
Since 2002, Casey Trees has worked to restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. While our support is a more recent event on Washington, D.C.’s timeline, our urban forest has been growing strong since the inception of our city. Going back to D.C.’s early days, the nation’s founders made sure that the city had a balance of nature and buildings. By 1870, 60,000 trees were planted as part of a public works project – earning D.C. the nickname “City of Trees”.
Today we strive to build on the green foundation of our founders and work to ensure that trees remain part of resident’s everyday life. We are driven by trees and people. When you support Casey Trees, you join a community of people dedicated to protecting our urban forest and create a more climate resilient city.
Join Casey Trees at Your City, Your Trees and you will learn about:
- Casey Trees programs and volunteer opportunities and how to become a Citizen Forester
- D.C.’s urban forest in our changing cityscape
- Environmental benefits provided by trees
What can you do to better your neighborhood, city, and world in this upcoming decade? We will explore how you can leave a lasting, positive impact on our urban forest by learning about the history of trees in Washington, D.C., the importance of greening our city and highlighting urban trees in a new light. Be a part of our continuing legacy as the City of Trees. Sign up today.
Your City, Your Trees | January 22nd | 6:30-8:30 | Casey Trees HQ
Who Should Attend:
- Someone looking for a community of like-minded individuals passionate about our tree canopy.
- Anyone interested in learning more about the value of trees and their place in our City
*Those who shouldn’t attend? Existing Citizen Foresters! You already know most of this and we will have other opportunities for you in 2020 (a good incentive for others to become Citizen Foresters- our lead volunteers!)
The Metrorail station is Brookland-CUA (Red Line) which is a 10-minute walk. The Metrobus stop is near the intersection of 12th and Irving Street NE (served by the H8) or the Brookland-CUA Metro station (served by the H2, H4, H6, G8, R4 and 80). At our office, there is ample street parking and we accommodate bicycles on-site.
What to expect
This will be an interactive classroom setting. There will be drinks and light refreshments.
Support Casey Trees
Consider becoming a Casey Trees Member. We depend on people like YOU to make our programs and community work a reality.