Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Casey Trees Design Project Wins Landscape Award

12/10/08 - For Immediate Release
Contact: Catherine Handren, 202.349.1898,

Casey Trees Design Project Wins Landscape Award

A new report from Casey Trees with design recommendations to provide adequate soil volume for street trees has received an award from the local chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

“Tree Space Design: Growing the Tree Out of the Box,” presents soil volume recommendations and root-friendly design methods intended to yield larger, healthier trees, while minimizing damage to paved surfaces. The report was developed by Casey Trees staff and an advisory team of arborists, engineers and designers who worked for over a year to develop the recommendations.

The ability of trees to grow and thrive is directly related to the amount of soil available for tree roots. As a result, trees in typical urban “tree boxes” tend to be short-lived since their needs can quickly exceed the capacity of the space. Many downtown tree boxes contain just 120 cubic feet of soil (4 feet wide, 10 feet long and 3 feet deep). The report recommends increasing tree root space to a minimum of 400 cubic feet to more than 1000 cubic feet per tree depending on sidewalk width, and presents innovative design strategies to achieve this.

The Merit Award in Communications was presented to Casey Trees by the Potomac and Maryland Chapters of the ASLA on December 9th. The full tree space design report is available online at:
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Casey Trees is a nonprofit organization working to restore, enhance and protect the
tree canopy of the Nation’s Capital.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Casey Trees on DCist

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Washington Home & Garden Blog

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Casey Trees

11/24/08 - For Immediate Release from Casey Trees
Contact: Dan Smith, 202.349.1894, or Catherine Handren, 202.349.1898,

Call for DC Spring Tree Planting Projects

Hundreds of trees are available from Casey Trees for community groups to plant in projects across the District next spring thanks to a generous donation from American Express®. The deadline for submitting applications for Casey Trees’ Community Tree Planting program is November 30.

Neighborhood groups of all kinds, condominium associations, school and church groups are encouraged to apply. Casey Trees provides the trees, planting tools and technical support. The sponsoring groups bring volunteers and commit to care for the trees for at least two years. Applications are online at

Casey Trees and its Citizen Forester volunteers who help coordinate the projects have extensive experience working with groups new to tree planting. Photos from recent planting events are on the Casey Trees website.

From September 22 through October 31, American Express® card holders and merchants teamed up to vote for trees for Washington DC as part of the eight city ROOT FOR TREES campaign that resulted in a $100,000 contribution to Casey Trees to plant trees in DC. Visit for more information.

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Casey Trees is a nonprofit organization working to restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy in the Nation’s Capital.