THE LEAFLET

Our Summer Youth Program, TreeWise, is Back in Person and in Spanish

Article photo is a candid of training of newest partner, the Urban Adventure Squad, in our TreeWise curriculum. The cicadas are buzzing. The days are long. And our TreeWise Summer Youth Program is back for in-person programs!  This year marks our 11th summer of the Junior Urban Forester summer youth program. Over the years, we …

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May. 10 2021

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, …

Jun. 21 2021

Bee Rescue

Happy National Pollinator Week! We typically spend this week at Casey Trees celebrating pollinators and spreading the word about what types of trees and plants you can add to your property to protect and encourage them (and we share more on that below). But thanks to a funny coincidence, we have a rescue story this …

Jun. 21 2021

Plant an Oak for Pollinator Week

Birds and insects that carry pollen from plant to plant are called pollinators. Pollinators, both native (native bees, flies, wasps, hummingbirds, etc.) and non-native (honeybees) provide an essential service to our lives and ecosystems. Not only do they provide us with one-third of the food we eat through the reproduction of flowering plants and their …

Jun. 14 2021

Choose Your Adventure: Virtual and In-Person Urban Tree Summit

We’re shaking things up this year with Montgomery Parks for our tenth annual Urban Tree Summit. We’re still learning, sharing, and coming together to talk about all things urban trees, but with one big difference. In lieu of our traditional single day conference event, we have opted this year for a new format with intentions …

May. 10 2021

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, …

Jun. 14 2021

Showy Trees We Plant For Free

The Goldilocks of urban trees, these trees fit seamlessly into your space while providing expanded cooling, shade, and runoff mitigation. Plus, some of them have eye catching blooms, leaves, or bark! If you’re looking for shade, flowers, berries, or simply some greenery these trees can help you out. The best part? We plant them for …

Jun. 1 2021

Urban Tree Summit Tickets on Sale Now!

Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees, present our tenth annual conference — Urban Tree Summit. Presentations will focus on the health and welfare of trees in our increasingly developed landscapes.  Just like our field, we’re continuing to innovate, change, and grow, so this year we’re switching things up. Instead of one day, in person, confined conferences, …

Jun. 14 2021

Did You Miss Our Virginia Nursery and Landscape Magazine Feature?

We’re proud to be members of the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association – the state trade association for garden centers, nursery growers, landscape designers, installation and maintenance contractors, greenhouses and horticultural suppliers. As we continue to expand the Casey Tree Farm, we appreciate their work to enhance, promote and advocate for Virginia’s nursery and landscape …

Jun. 7 2021

Need a Father’s Day Gift?

Father’s Day is coming right up (June 20, officially). But far too many gifts are only fleeting. Send along electronic gadgets and they never get configured. Candy quickly gets eaten, and how many tools or pairs of socks can a person really use? Send your dad or father figure an everlasting gift by adopting a …

Jun. 7 2021

These Trees Get You $100

Thinking of adding a tree to your property without going through our free residential planting programs or competitive consultation services? Consider using our Tree Rebate to offset the cost! Never before has adding a tree been so cost-effective — especially if you consider long term benefits such as lowered heating and utility bills.  Trees are …

Jun. 7 2021

Trees We’ll Plant for Free

Whether your yard or planting space is on the small side, or you’re looking for a fiery accent to your landscaping, these showstoppers deliver. If you’re looking for shade, flowers, berries, or simply some greenery these trees can help you out. The best part? We plant them for FREE as part of our residential planting …

Jun. 1 2021

Warmer Temperatures = Water Trees

While Memorial Day Weekend typically ushers in the unofficial start of summer, this year was anything but typical. Temperatures were near historic lows and instead of BBQs and lawn games, folks were huddled inside hiding from the rain. It may have been a bust for your weekend plans, but the rain was much needed for …