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Happy Pollinators 101

Although Pollinator week is winding to a close, it’s important that we do what we can and support our busy bees and bountiful butterflies year-round. With the summer season comes …

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Welcome to the Casey Trees Team: Christina Hester

As seasons change and foliage grows, so does our team at Casey Trees! We are so excited to introduce our new Multimedia Communications Associate, Christina Hester. As well as taking …

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Stay ‘Cool’ This Independence Day

With a city full of history and happenings, there’s no shortage of things to do and see when spending Independence Day in the District. Whether you’re a DC local, or …

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The Urban Tree Summit is Back

Our world has changed, and our annual Summit has changed with it. Starting last year, the Urban Tree Summit has taken a new shape: what was once a one-day traditional …

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Celebrating The Next Generation

This past week we attended the After-School All-Star Watershed Showcase. Students from Johnson MS and Leckie EC celebrated the conclusion of a six-month project on environmental justice, the importance of …

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That’s A Wrap and A Record

Here at Casey Trees, we have a different “New Year”, we look at the year in terms of a fall and spring seasons. So, so we wrap on another spring …

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Nature Based Ways to Mark Juneteenth

It’s Juneteenth next Monday – the oldest nationally observed commemoration of the end of slavery in the nation! Marking the date that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, …

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Urban Tree Summit Tickets on Sale Now!

Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees, present our eleventh annual conference — The Urban Tree Summit 2022. Presentations will highlight the innovative work happening in the field of urban forestry both …

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Pride, Cemeteries, and Trees: An Iconic Combo

Tomorrow begins LGBTQ+ Pride Month and we are thrilled to be a Partner for DC Front Runners Pride Run 5K! DC Front Runners is a running, walking, and social club …

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Advocacy At Work

On May 27th, DC’s Urban Forestry Division (UFD) posted a stop-work order at 5403 D St., SE, a forested lot near the District of Columbia’s boundary with Maryland. Two Heritage …

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Respectfully, You Can Have Both

This April, Councilmember Gray introduced legislation to exempt the Parkside development from DC’s Heritage Tree protections. Parkside is a 1.5 acre, 200-unit apartment project of City Interest Development Partners, located …

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Remembering a Beloved Brooklander

Casey Trees had a very special tree planting at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS in Brookland this past Friday. In April 2020, the Stokes community unexpectedly lost a beloved …

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DDOT’s Urban Forestry Division Visits the Casey Tree Farm

What happens when a bunch of urban foresters get together on a tree farm? If you’re thinking we all gushed about the 100+ acres of baby trees, you’re right. But …

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Advocates ask DC Council to Restore Tree Fund!

Last week, hundreds of residents and tree advocates from across the District sent letters to the Council telling them not to raid the Tree Fund in their budget bill. Thanks …

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DC Named Best Big City Park System in USA (Again)

Trust for Public Land announced today that Washington, DC, was rated the nation’s best park system on its 2022 ParkScore® index.  The ranking is based on five characteristics of an …

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