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April 2019

The Sixth Annual Canopy Awards

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Dock 5 @ Union Market, 1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

The Canopy Awards is Casey Trees’ flagship event that highlights the accomplishments of those working to boost and protect D.C.’s tree canopy, raises funds and gets you out for a night of fun. In past years, we celebrated the city of trees, our beautiful parks, got campy and followed Alice into the canopy. This year's theme is Roots to Rivers - a celebration of partnership and the symbiotic relationship between trees and waterways. Join us in the City of Trees on Arbor Day Eve — Thursday, April 25, 2019…

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Apr 26
Free

Park Inventory: Arbor Day at Judiciary Park

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Judiciary Park, 401-449 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20549 United States

Celebrate Arbor Day with Casey Trees as we inventory trees in Judiciary Square and share this holidays implication of encouraging stewardship in the nation's capital.   The event will begin with a small history the Arbor Day and its festivities. Then participants will receive a short, hands-on training, learning the tools and techniques. Participants will split into groups and begin assessing trees. We will document tree species, height, diameter of the trunk, width of the crown, overall health, and more. Who…

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Apr 27
Free

Volunteer Community Tree Planting – Henson Ridge

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Henson Ridge, 1804 Alabama Ave SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States

Celebrate Arbor Day with Casey Trees at one of our largest plantings of the season. Register now! 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. Requirements Waiver: We require that you pre-register for our events so that you can fill out our waiver before arriving at the event. Youth Volunteers: Volunteers under…

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May 2019

May 1
Free

Non-Native/Invasive Plant Removal 101

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Casey Trees, 3030 12th St. NE
Washington, DC 20017 United States

Join us for this two-part series to learn about non-native, invasive plants and how they are threatening our native landscapes. Participants will learn how to identify and control species of non-native, invasive plants found in the Washington, D.C. area including porcelainberry (Ampelopsis glandulosa), Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) and mile-a-minute (Persicaria perfoliata). Native alternatives to common and incoming invasive plants will also be discussed. Utilize these identification and removal skills to clear landscapes and make room for more trees! The course…

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May 4
Free

Volunteer Community Tree Planting: Congressional Cemetery

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States

Plant trees in the historic Congressional Cemetery, one of DC's oldest institutions planned by Pierre L'Enfant himself. Register now! 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. Requirements Waiver: We require that you pre-register for our events, so that you can fill out our waiver before arriving at the event. Youth Volunteers:…

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May 4
Free

Park Inventory: Constitution Gardens

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Constitution Gardens,

Join Casey Trees and the National Park Service at Constitution Gardens to collect important information about trees on the National Mall. If you love science, trees and promoting green infrastructure on our national monuments, this is the event for you! Come put your tree skills to the test and take in some fresh air with fellow nature enthusiasts.  Participants will receive a short, hands-on training on site. After learning the tools and techniques, participants will split into groups and begin…

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May 9
Donation

Right Tree, Right Place

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Palisades Recreation Center, 5200 Sherier Pl NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States

Interested in developing the treescape around your home and community? Join Casey Trees and DC DPR to learn the basics and process for selecting the Right Tree for the Right Place! This class is for anyone interested in how Casey Trees and other arborists select what trees go where in our Urban Forest! Instructor, Brendan Durkin, will discuss how site and tree selection principals apply to planting trees at schools, parks, and homes throughout the District. This class serves as…

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May 11
Free

Volunteer Community Tree Planting: Dakota Playground

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Dakota Playground, South Dakota Ave NE & 33rd. St. NE
Washington, DC 20018 United States

Beautify Dakota Playground, a neighborhood park in the Gateway area. We are planting trees to add shade to this playground. Register now! 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. Requirements Waiver: We require that you pre-register for our events so that you can fill out our waiver before arriving at the…

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May 11
Free

Volunteer: May Casey Tree Farm Planting

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Casey Trees Farm, 2498 Briggs Rd
Berryville, VA 22611

Description Come visit the Casey Tree Farm! We will helping our farm prepare for the summer months of growing.  ** 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. ** Requirements Registration. We require that you pre-register for our events so that you can fill out our waiver before arriving at…

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May 16
Free

Park Inventory: Marie Reed Recreation Center

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Marie Reed Recreation Center, 2200 Champlain St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

Cooped up in an office all day? Want to take in some fresh air while you finesse your tree species knowledge? Come spend an evening outside, cataloging tree and taking in this newly renovated recreation center.  Join Casey Trees at Marie Reed Rec Center to inventory trees. We will be surveying for health, size, and species. 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…

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May 17
Free

Volunteer Community Tree Planting: Raymond Recreation Center

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Raymond Recreation Center and Playground, 3725 10th St. NW
Washington, DC 20010 United States

Join us in planting trees at Raymond Recreation Center and Playground. This recreation center will receive 50 new trees to help clean the air and reduce stormwater run off from the recreation fields.  Register now! 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. Requirements Waiver: We require that you pre-register for our events…

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May 18
Free

Forest Bathing Walk at Kingman Island

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Kingman Island, 2615 Benning Rd NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

Join Casey Trees and author and certified nature and forest therapy guide, Melanie Choukas-Bradley, for a forest bathing walk among the trees on Kingman Island. This peaceful oasis in the Anacostia River feels worlds away from D.C. Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, began in Japan in the 1980s as a response to the overly stressed and over-worked status of citizens of Tokyo and other urban areas. The Forest Agency of Japan began encouraging people to get out into the forests periodically…

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May 22
Free

Volunteer Community Tree Planting: Marriott Day of Service

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1300 Bladensberg Rd NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

A special volunteer opportunity for Marriott Employees! We are thrilled to plant at Mt. Olivet Cemetery for the Marriott Day of Service. Register now! 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. Requirements Waiver: We require that you pre-register for our events so that you can fill out our waiver before arriving…

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May 31
Free

Volunteer Community Tree Planting: Palisades Recreation Center

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Palisades Recreation Center, 5200 Sherier Pl NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States

Join Casey Trees and Department of Parks and Recreation to plant at the beautiful Palisades Park. Register now! 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. Requirements Waiver: We require that you pre-register for our events so that you can fill out our waiver before arriving at the event. Youth Volunteers: Volunteers…

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June 2019

Jun 1
Free

Park Inventory: Kalorama Park

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC-5
Kalorama Park, 1865 Kalorama Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

Join Casey Trees and city arborists in Adams Morgan on a lovely summer day to collect important information about trees in Kalorama Park!  If you love trees, science and discovering new parks, this is the event for you! Come put your tree skills to the test and take in some fresh air with fellow nature enthusiasts.  Participants will receive a short, hands-on training on site. After learning the tools and techniques, participants will split into groups and begin assessing trees.…

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Jun 8
Free

Volunteer Community Tree Planting: Langdon Park Recreation Center

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Langdon Park Recreation Center, 2901 20th St NE
Washington, DC 20018 United States

Join Casey Trees and the Department of Parks and Recreation at Langdon Park, home of the Chuck Brown Memorial. Register now! 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. Requirements Waiver: We require that you pre-register for our events so that you can fill out our waiver before arriving at the event.…

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Jun 13
Free

Park Inventory: Powell Recreation Center

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Powell Recreation Center, 16th St. and Lamont St. NW
Washington, DC 20010 United States

Cooped up in an office all day? Want to take in some fresh air while you finesse your tree species skills? Come spend an evening outside, cataloging trees!  Join Casey Trees as we inventory trees in this green space nestled in the center of Columbia Heights. We will be surveying for health, size, and species. 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 document…

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Jun 15
Free

Volunteer Community Tree Planting: Mt. Olivet Cemetery

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1300 Bladensberg Rd NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

Increase the canopy at historic Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Register now! 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. Requirements Waiver: We require that you pre-register for our events so that you can fill out our waiver before arriving at the event. Youth Volunteers: Volunteers under 18 years of age must have their…

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July 2019

Jul 18
Free

Park Inventory: Folger Park

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Folger Park, 2nd St. and D St. SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States

Cooped up in an office all day? Want to take in some fresh air while you finesse your tree species knowledge? Come spend an evening outside, cataloging trees and taking in this lovely park in Capitol Hill.  We will be surveying for health, size and species. 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 document tree species, height, trunk diameter, crown width, overall health and more.…

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August 2019

Aug 3
Free

Tree Inventory: Anacostia Park

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Anacostia Park, 1900 Anacostia Dr. SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States

Join Casey Trees for the last inventory of the Summer season!  Enjoy being outside? Love nature, trees, and science, this event is for you! Put your tree skills to the test before the summer heat sets in, join Casey Trees on their last inventory of the season along the Anacostia River. Many of these trees have never been surveyed for their health, size or species and we need your help! Who Should Attend?Open to the general public, you do not…

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