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Fostering Unity and Harmony in our Community at the Peace Jam

Last week we attended the Summer Peace Jam and got to thinking about the connection between green spaces, trees, and peace. Our parks and green spaces are often a place …

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volunteers listening and watching

Jul. 22 2024

Keep an Eye Open for the Elm Zigzag Sawfly!

This article is the fourth in a series of featured stories this spring/summer with our partners at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories. This partner series aims to educate the DC region …

Jul. 22 2024

Saying Goodbye to an Arboreal Giant

Last week, the Northampton Oak, a majestic fixture in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC, met its end after standing tall for decades. The White Oak (Quercus Alba) …

Tree Care and Mulching

Jul. 15 2024

August Events are Here!

Our summer programming continues this August with lots of exciting events! Join Casey Trees as we continue to care for our canopy at one of our many tree care events, …

DC Heat Map

Jul. 15 2024

2024’s Summer Heat Breaks Records

Welcome to July, where it’s only supposed to be the start of summer, but DC temperatures continue to be in the low to mid 90s, with real-feel heat indexes consistently …

A street tree in need of water - edge burn

Jul. 15 2024

How to Help: Watering DC’s Street Trees

As we enter the dog days of summer – with DC officially in drought conditions – temperatures continue to soar with no substantial rain forecast in sight. This means especially …

Jul. 8 2024

A Change to the USDA Hardiness Zones

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) plant hardiness zone map, the go-to guide for gardeners and growers, has received its first update in over a decade. This essential tool helps …

Jul. 8 2024

DC’s Disappearing Forests

In a recent City Cast DC episode, NPS representative JP Schmit shared that, “In DC and the Northeast United States, forests are the most common vegetation type – that’s what nationally …

Jul. 8 2024

Summer Tips for Your Trees and Garden

As summer temperatures soar, it’s crucial to give your trees and garden the care they need to thrive. Here at Casey Trees, we’ve compiled a list of essential summer care …

Jul. 1 2024

A Commitment to Community and Trees: An Update on the Rock Creek Golf Course

The fate of Rock Creek Park Golf Course has sparked a heated debate, as environmental groups, community leaders, and residents urge the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) to reconsider approving …

Jul. 1 2024

Trees of Historical Significance

As we approach July 4th, let’s take a moment to appreciate some of the most historically significant trees in the nation’s capital. These trees not only add beauty to our …

Jul. 1 2024

Celebrating Land Conservation

To cap off the month, we hosted an exciting Land Conservation Day at Hellbender Brewing Company, and it was nothing short of spectacular! The event was a lively celebration of …