THE LEAFLET

Cicada Resources

We wrote about cicadas way back in March, but now that their arrival is imminent, we wanted to share some of our thoughts and resources again. Overall: Trees are far more resilient than we think! Establishing and growing in a city is a tough job. Many trees survive and thrive in less-than-ideal conditions (compacted soil, …

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May. 10 2021

Casey Trees Comments on the Comp Plan

To many of us urban planning is an abstract concept made concrete during construction delays, lane closures and seeing an influx of cranes. But did you know that there are plans that help steer development for every major city in the US? The District’s plan is called the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital – …

May. 10 2021

What Grade Did DC Recieve for the 2020 Tree Report Card?

Each year on Arbor Day, Casey Trees releases our Tree Report Card, which measures the quantity and condition of DC’s trees and the collective efforts of all groups and individuals working to achieve the District’s 40 percent tree canopy goal. At its heart, the Tree Report Card is a benchmark to measure the previous year’s …

May. 10 2021

Advocacy Works: Soapstone Valley Sewer Reconstruction

In 2019, the Casey Trees Advocacy Team and our dedicated band of Certified Tree Advocates submitted comments to DC Water on the Soapstone Valley sewer reconstruction asking them to protect at least some of the over 300 trees that they were proposing to remove.  Thanks to a local neighborhood news site Forest Hills Connection, check …

May. 3 2021

Order Our Newest Species Guide

We’ve updated one of the most popular Casey Trees resources to be even more user-friendly and informative! Get ready to purchase a one-stop guide to identifying trees in the Washington, DC area, our Species Guide.  First released in 2019, the Species Guide started as a home grown resource at our Park Inventory program. We couldn’t …

May. 3 2021

Weekly Watering Alerts Return: How and When to Water

May is here and you know what that means? Starting now until the last week of September we’ll be issuing weekly watering alerts for trees every Leaflet and on our homepage, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Depending on past weather, forecasts, and a few other factors, we’ll either let you know whether you should water your …

May. 3 2021

Heritage Tree versus Special Tree

Old, large trees are essential to creating healthy forests that can help slow climate change. It is no secret that large, mature trees provide unparalleled benefits. Compared to a small-stature tree, a strategically located large canopy tree has a bigger impact on conserving energy, mitigating an urban heat island, and cooling a parking lot. They …

Apr. 26 2021

CanopyFest: Honoree Hints

Happy Arbor Week! This celebrated week ends with the best day of the year around here – Arbor Day. In the past we’ve hedl a giant party known as the Canopy Awards, as our unique way of honoring the people and partners working to protect and promote DC’s tree canopy. This year since we still …

Apr. 26 2021

Brookland’s Green Wall: Big, Bright and Blooming

The largest green wall in DC is not at the Wharf nor in Georgetown or downtown – it’s across the street from the Casey Trees HQ in Brookland! We first talked about the new and improved Pepco substation facade in 2017 right after we planted and showed an update last year. As you can see …

Apr. 26 2021

Cherry Trees for Your Yard (That Give You Money Back)

It is no doubt that the National Mall during Peak Bloom is a sight to be seen. Fluffy pink clouds of petals pair with the striking marble and granite memorials along the Mall. But there is something to be said about appreciating the beauty of a singular cherry tree providing a burst of blooms and …

Apr. 19 2021

CanopyFest: Virtual Runs, In Person Tree Walks, and a Nature Challenge

Happy almost Earth Day! Last year we didn’t get to celebrate and this year we’re shaking things up while keeping things safe. Instead of limiting the celebration to Arbor Day itself, we’re celebrating our urban canopy and the people that restore, enhance, and protect it all month long during Canopy Fest!  Tree Walks | We’re …

Apr. 19 2021

Hiring: Business Manager and Horticulturist

Why not bring your talents and skills to Casey Trees? We are growing in dynamic new ways, and we recognize that the right people, offering their ideas and expertise, will enable us to continue our success. Think you’re a good fit for a position? Check out the job descriptions for application info. Business Manager | …