As our city develops, we are losing mature trees faster than newly-planted ones can grow.

Trees clean the air we breathe, manage stormwater, keep us cool, reduce our stress levels and so much more. To keep our urban forest healthy we need your help communicating effectively with developers, legislatures and other decision makers. Use the resources below to get started.

Citizen Advocate Handbook

Tree advocates have successfully fought to restore the Urban Forestry Administration's tree planting budget, improve the Office of Planning's Comprehensive and Neighborhood plans, and establish the Zoning Commission's Green Area Ratio. This is our guide to successful tree advocacy in the nation's capital.

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