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May 2019

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 Sherrier 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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May 31
Free

Tree ID Walk: Palisades Recreation Center

May 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Palisades Recreation Center, 5200 Sherrier Pl NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States

Join Casey Trees and Department of Parks and Recreation to identify the trees at the beautiful Palisades Park. Are you enthused and curious about the naturally rooted structures around you? Want to learn what trees are in your community? Kick off summer with Casey Trees and the Department of Parks and Recreation as we introduce you to tools to help identify trees in your neighborhood. This class is geared toward anyone who is interested in building confidence and honing their tree identification.…

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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 8
Free

Forest Bathing Walk at Langdon Recreation Center

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Langdon Recreation Center, 2901 20th St NE
Washington, DC 20018 United States

Join Casey Trees and certified nature and forest therapy guide, Farjana Islam, for a forest bathing walk among the trees at Langdon Park. 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 and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature with all of their senses. The…

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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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Jun 15
Free

Wild and Well: A Meditative Tree Walk and Mindfulness Practice

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Pope Branch Trail, M and Branch St. SE
Washington, DC 20019 United States

Get well, go outside. Research from all over the world suggests that being in nature overall reduces stress levels, increases immunity, and promotes a sense of calm. Join Casey Trees and Department of Parks and Recreation  in a nature and wellness workshop to partake in a mindfulness practice and learn about trees in your neighborhood. What to Expect Casey Trees staff will guide you through breathing and gentle movement exercises to encourage you to ground yourself in nature and to…

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Jun 22
Free

Volunteer: Cherry Tree Pruning June 22nd

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Tidal Basin, 1510 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States

Join Casey Trees and the National Park Service on June 22nd for a special opportunity to prune the summer suckers of the historic cherry trees. Suckers are an adventitious shoot which grows from a bud at the base of a tree or directly from its roots. Pruning these suckers allows for the tree to redirect its energy into growth within its canopy and producing those beautiful blooms and berries. Who Should Volunteer? Anyone! No previous pruning experience is required. Requirements All volunteers…

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Jun 29
Free

Tree Survival Study: Georgetown

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Volta Park, 1555 34th St NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States

Casey Trees is committed to increasing the tree canopy of Washington D.C.  How well are we doing?  Now is your chance to find out! Participate in our yearly survival study. We will measure canopy width, trunk diameter, and most importantly, whether the tree is still alive. Participants will receive a short, hands-on training in the park.  After learning the tools and techniques, participants will split up into groups and begin assessing trees throughout Georgetown.   Who Should Attend? Open to…

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Jun 29
Free

Volunteer: Cherry Tree Pruning June 29th

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Tidal Basin, 1510 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States

Join Casey Trees and the National Park Service on June 29th for a special opportunity to prune the summer suckers of the historic cherry trees. Suckers are an adventitious shoot which grows from a bud at the base of a tree or directly from its roots. Pruning these suckers allows for the tree to redirect its energy into growth within its canopy and producing those beautiful blooms and berries. Who Should Volunteer? Anyone! No previous pruning experience is required. Requirements All volunteers…

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Jun 29
Free

Tree Walk: The Tidal Basin

June 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm EDT
Jefferson Memorial, 16 E Basin Dr SW
Washington, DC 20242 United States

Join Casey Trees and the National Park Service to learn more about the history of East and West Potomac Park and the trees that define the Tidal Basin. Beginning at the Jefferson Memorial NPS Park Ranger and Casey Trees staff will guide you along the Tidal Basin, discussing the intersection between the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac and the iconic trees that define this space. Instructors: Gabrielle Rovegno, Community Education Coordinator at Casey Trees Dorene Ruffing, NPS Park Ranger…

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July 2019

Jul 10
Free

Roots to Rivers: How Trees Improve our Waterways

July 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Anacostia Neighborhood Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States

Join Casey Trees and DC Department of Parks and Recreation to learn how plants and people can protect our District's waterways.  The Sustainable DC plan set the goal to achieve 40% tree canopy in the District, and to have fishable, swimmable rivers by 2032. How do we bring these two goals together for a healthier environment? Join policymakers and community leaders to explore the intersection between trees, stormwater runoff and stream health. You will learn about your local watershed, the…

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Jul 13
Free

Understanding Trees: What They Do and Why They Matter

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

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…

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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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Jul 19
Free

Rescheduled: Tree Inventory at Judiciary Park

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Judiciary Park, 401-449 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20549 United States

Please note that due to the heatwave forecast this event has been rescheduled for Friday July 26 Come spend your Friday afternoon with Casey Trees measuring and learning about trees in the beautiful Judiciary Park! Are you interested in learning about tree species? Do you love being outside and want to meet people who also do? Need a break from the office? Join us as we work with NPS landscapers and Casey Trees staff to catalogue the trees in Judiciary Park. Participants…

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Jul 20
Free

Rescheduled: Cherry Tree Pruning July 20th

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Tidal Basin, 1510 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States

Please note that this pruning will be rescheduled for a later date (TBD) due to the heatwave forecast Join Casey Trees and the National Park Service on July 20th for a special opportunity to prune the summer suckers of the historic cherry trees. Suckers are an adventitious shoot which grows from a bud at the base of a tree or directly from its roots. Pruning these suckers allows for the tree to redirect its energy into growth within its canopy and producing…

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Jul 27
Free

Volunteer: Cherry Tree Pruning July 27th

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Tidal Basin, 1510 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States

Join Casey Trees and the National Park Service on July 27th for a special opportunity to prune the summer suckers of the historic cherry trees. Suckers are an adventitious shoot which grows from a bud at the base of a tree or directly from its roots. Pruning these suckers allows for the tree to redirect its energy into growth within its canopy and producing those beautiful blooms and berries. Who Should Volunteer? Anyone! No previous pruning experience is required. Requirements All volunteers…

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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…

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Aug 10
Free

Volunteer: Cherry Tree Pruning August 10th

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Tidal Basin, 1510 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States

Join Casey Trees and the National Park Service on August 10th for a special opportunity to prune the summer suckers of the historic cherry trees. Suckers are an adventitious shoot which grows from a bud at the base of a tree or directly from its roots. Pruning these suckers allows for the tree to redirect its energy into growth within its canopy and producing those beautiful blooms and berries. Who Should Volunteer? Anyone! No previous pruning experience is required. Requirements All volunteers…

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Aug 17
Free

Volunteer: Cherry Tree Pruning August 17th

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Tidal Basin, 1510 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States

Join Casey Trees and the National Park Service on August 17th for a special opportunity to prune the summer suckers of the historic cherry trees. Suckers are an adventitious shoot which grows from a bud at the base of a tree or directly from its roots. Pruning these suckers allows for the tree to redirect its energy into growth within its canopy and producing those beautiful blooms and berries. Who Should Volunteer? Anyone! No previous pruning experience is required. Requirements All volunteers…

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Aug 21
Free

Class: Team Leader Training

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Casey Trees Office, 3030 12th St. NE
Washington, DC 20017 United States

Do you want to play a greater role in increasing the District’s canopy cover? If so, consider becoming a Casey Trees Team Leader at either our community tree plantings or inventories! Community Tree Plantings: The foundation for a tree’s health and longevity is established the day it is planted. As a Tree Planting Team Lead, you will learn how to prepare a tree planting site and properly plant a tree to ensure its survival, as well as the techniques critical…

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Aug 29
Free

Let’s Meet Up – La Colombe Coffee Roaster

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
La Colombe Coffee Roasters, 900 6th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Join Casey Trees on Thursday August 29 while we host our monthly meet up at La Colombe Coffee Roasters in Chinatown! Come hang out with Casey Trees staff while we talk about upcoming events, advocacy actions, and more! At this meet up, we will also be working together to write comments for Howard University East Campus development to ask that the development team protects the patches of contiguous tree canopy on-site and retains as many Special Trees as possible! You…

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September 2019

Sep 7
Free

Volunteer: Community Tree Planting – Congressional Cemetery

September 7 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St SE
Washington, DC 20016 United States

We are back at Congressional Cemetery for the 4th time!  Congressional Cemetery has been serving the district for over 207 years. We will be adding canopy cover to this historic site that will provide essential stormwater retention and erosion control.  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:…

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Sep 7
Free

Park Inventory: Fort Lincoln

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Fort Lincoln, 3233 Fort Lincoln Dr NE
Washington, DC 20018 United States

Join us for a great exploration of nature through a tree inventory and tour of this Civil War fortification north of the Anacostia. Spend your Saturday morning at the intersection of science and history inventorying trees at this Civil War landmark. Afterward, we're teaming up with historian and park ranger Phan of the National Park Service for a tour of this earthwork fort.   Tree Inventory  We will be documenting tree species, height, trunk diameter, crown width, and health to…

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Sep 14
Free

Washington DC’s First Annual Pawpaw Party

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Oxon Run Park, 1200 Mississippi Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20032 United States

You're Invited to... Washington DC's Pawpaw Party! Join DC Dept. of Parks and Recreation in celebrating North America's largest indigenous fruit at Oxon Run Park on Saturday, September 14th!  Never heard of a pawpaw? Don't miss your chance to learn about the history of this special fruit and try some pawpaws for yourself. They are only ripe for a brief window, so don't wait until next year! There will be fun for the whole family, including: Pawpaw taste testing and dishes Pawpaw…

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