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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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Sep 19
Free

Park Inventory: Stanton Park

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Stanton Park, 226 4th St NE, Washington,
Washington, DC 20002 United States

Come spend an evening at this green intersection in North East as we document the trees in the space!  Cooped up in an office all day? Want to take in some fresh air while you finesse your tree species knowledge? Join Casey Trees at Stanton Park to inventory trees. Put your tree ID to the test and survey species for their health, size and canopy. Participants will receive a short, hands-on training on site.  After learning the tools and techniques…

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Sep 21
Free

Volunteer: Community Tree Planting – The Franciscan Monastery

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St NE
Washington, DC 20017 United States

Join us in planting trees at the Fransican Monastary of the Holy Land in America.  We will be restoring a grove of trees along the route of an underground stream to help save the soils of one of the most beautiful places in DC.  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…

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Sep 21
Free

Volunteer: September Casey Tree Farm Event

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Casey Trees Farm, 2498 Briggs Rd
Berryville, VA 22611

Description Ready for a farm day? We are! Join Casey Trees in planting our 5th field in our all organic tree farm. This will be a long work day, starting at 9am and finishing at 2pm. We will be planting (2000+) small  trees in grow bags, pulling drip irrigation tubing, and installing tree stakes. Come ready to get dirty and leave very tired! ** IMPORTANT: The Tuesday before this planting, we will send a logistics and directions email with detailed…

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Sep 26
Free

Let’s Meet Up – Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010 United States

Join Casey Trees at our monthly meet up Thursday, September 26 at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library! Come chat with Casey Trees staff, hear about upcoming Casey Trees events, hear about how to get involved and join us on a tree tour of the historic Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. For the first hour, we'll chat about Casey Trees programs and upcoming events. Then, we will go for a walk around Mt. Pleasant and learn how to identify different tree species. This…

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Sep 28
Free

Advocacy in the District

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Casey Trees, 3030 12th Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20017 United States

Learn how you can protect D.C.’s trees at this fun, interactive workshop. Advocacy in the District will prepare you to navigate D.C.’s unique political geography to help increase tree canopy in your neighborhood and across the District. By the end of the class you will be on your way to reviewing development plans, writing persuasive public comments, and delivering testimony at important District hearings. Upon completion of Advocacy in the District, you will be one step closer to becoming a…

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October 2019

Oct 5
Free

Volunteer: Community Tree Planting – Tregaron Conservancy

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Tregaron Conservancy, 3100 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States

Join us in planting trees at Tregaron Conservancy.  We are back at Tregaron Conservancy to add to its natural beauty! This estate was built in 1912 and designed by Charles Adams Platt and landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman. Together they designed 20 acres into a large woodland garden estate.  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…

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Oct 5
Free

Park Inventory: Lafayette Park

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Foxhall Playground, 4742 W Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States

Please note that the location for this inventory changed from Foxhall Playground to Lafayette Park Join Casey Trees at Lafayette Recreation Center on a lovely fall day to collect important information about trees in upper Northwest D.C.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…

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Oct 5
Free

Upshur Rec Center Fall Tree Identification Walk (Bilingual)

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am EDT
Upshur Recreation Center, 4300 Arkansas Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20009 United States

English Are you enthused and curious about the trees in your community? Celebrate fall with Casey Trees and Corazon Latino as we introduce you to the trees in and around Upshur Park. This class is geared toward anyone who is interested in learning more about tree identification and the value of trees in D.C. We will be leading both an English and Spanish Tree Tour at 10am. Instructors Dana Gresham, Youth Program Coordinator at Casey Trees Gabrielle Rovegno, Community Education Coordinator at…

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Oct 11
Free

Volunteer: Community Tree Planting – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

October 11 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1602 Morris Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States

Join us in planting trees at Our Lady of Perpertual Help Church!  Add canopy to the beautiful campus of this historic church in Anacostia, and enjoy the panoramic view of D.C. basking in the shade of the trees you plant. 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…

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Oct 12
Free

Volunteer: Community Tree Planting – The Park at LeDroit

October 12 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Park at LeDroit, 319 Oakdale Place NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Join us in planting trees at LeDroit Park!  We planted trees in LeDroit Park in the fall of 2014 and did a tree inventory last summer. Now we are back to plant trees to complete this park's transformation.  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…

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Oct 19
Free

Volunteer: Community Tree Planting – Columbia Island

October 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Columbia Island, George Washington Memorial Pkwy
Washington, DC 20037 United States

Join us in planting trees at Columbia Island! We are back at Columbia Island for our 4th community tree planting event! This island is the site of the Lady Bird Johnson Memorial and many beautiful walking trails. Join us in planting trees along the walk ways and waterways. Then enjoy a stroll through the 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.…

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Oct 26
Free

Volunteer: Community Tree Planting – St. Luke’s Catholic Church

October 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 4925 E Capital St. SE
Washington, DC 20019 United States

Join us in planting trees at St. Luke's Catholic Church! St. Luke's Catholic Church has called in the Casey Trees volunteers to help them plant trees on their property. They need your help to get the job done. Sign up now! 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…

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November 2019

Nov 2
Free

Volunteer: Community Tree Planting – Heritage Island

November 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Heritage Island, 279 Oklahoma Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

Join us in planting trees at Heritage Island! This is our second community tree planting at Heritage Island! Come join us as we continue to re-tree this man-made island in the Anacostia River.  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…

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Nov 2
Free

Park Inventory: Turkey Thicket Recreation Center

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20017 United States

Join Casey Trees and city arborists in Brookland on a lovely fall day to collect important information about trees in Northeast D.C. 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 at our last inventory of 2019! Participants will receive a short, hands-on training on-site. After learning the tools and techniques, participants will split into groups…

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Nov 8
Free

Volunteer: Community Tree Planting – Gallaudet University

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

Join us in planting trees at Gallaudet University! Come plant trees with us at Gallaudet for our 4th year in a row! 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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Nov 9
Free

Volunteer: Community Tree Planting – St. Anselm’s Abbey

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
St. Anselm’s Abbey, 4501 South Dakota Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20017 United States

Join us in planting trees at St. Anslem's Abbey! We are adding canopy to this abbey in our very own neighborhood of Brookland. Increase canopy at the alma matter of one of our very own arborists! 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…

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