Washington, DC (September 25, 2001)- Casey Trees plants trees, trains people to become Citizen Foresters, engages thousands of volunteers in tree planting and care, teaches school kids about trees, monitors the District’s tree canopy, and designs better planting spaces so trees can thrive in the city.
Their programs include:
* Casey Trees Citizen Programs
Citizen involvement is vital to the success of Casey Trees’ mission to restore, enhance, and protect the tree canopy of Washington, DC.
* Citizen Forester
Casey Trees offers this program free of charge for training volunteers to conduct tree inventories and to provide a variety of care for our city’s trees. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on field work, Citizen Foresters learn tree science, including tree identification, anatomy, and biology; tree care, including planting, mulching, and pruning; and methods for promoting and protecting the city’s green infrastructure.
* Community Tree Planting
Each fall and spring, Casey Trees joins with neighborhood groups, concerned citizens, and trained Citizen Foresters to develop and conduct community tree-planting projects.
* Planning & Design
The policies and plans that guide growth and redevelopment in the District greatly impact its existing and potential tree canopy. To ensure that trees remain an essential part of DC’s landscape, Casey Trees engages and collaborates with government, community groups, developers, designers, and the business community so that plans, designs, and construction practices protect existing trees and forests, and create spaces capable of sustaining large, healthy trees.
For more information, visit Casey Trees.