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Casey Trees & DC Department of Parks and Recreation


June 2019

Jun 29

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

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

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

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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August 2019

Aug 3

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

Intro to Tree ID

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Casey Trees, 3030 12th St NE
Washington, DC, DC 20012 United States

Are you enthused and curious about the naturally rooted structures around you? Feeling overwhelmed by the number of different tree species living in D.C.? Join Casey Trees and the Department of Parks and Recreation as we introduce you to the trees lining our streets, backyards, parks, and schools. During this training, you will learn how to identify trees commonly found in Washington D.C. - from the sprouting buds and leaves - to the beautiful flowers we love so much. Following…

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