Thursday, February 12, 2009


Slow Cook spills the "Dirt on Soils" in a recent blog entry. The urban soil class had a great student turn out and we could not be more happy for the favorable mention. Not only does the USDA feature great tools to integrate into your landscaping plans but so does Casey Trees.

Check them and all of our other upcoming class offerings out at

To read the full blog post, click on the above title.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


02/11/09 - For Immediate Release from Casey Trees
Contact: Mike Galvin, 202.349.1909, or Catherine Handren, 202.349.1898,

Free Homeowner Workshop: Design Your Yard with Trees

Casey Trees is offering a free workshop to District homeowners to assist them in designing a treescape for their residence. These free classes are available to property owners residing in the District. No experience necessary. Those attending the free evening workshop will also receive a free tree for their yard.

When: Wednesday, March 11th, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm or Thursday, March 19th, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: Casey Trees, 1123 11th St., NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Close to the Mt. Vernon Sq. Metro Station)

· Workshop participants are encouraged to bring photographs or drawings and measurements of their yard and the location of existing trees, buildings and power lines. Principles for selecting tree species and identifying planting locations most appropriate for them will be discussed and each participant will be able to choose a tree appropriate for their site. Advance registration required.

· Sign-up online at or call 202.349.1907 to register.

· Trees will be selected at the workshop and free trees will be distributed at a TBD date.

This workshop and tree give-away is presented with the support of the District Department of the Environment as part of their RiverSmart Homes program to encourage residents to plant trees on residential property and to adopt other stormwater-slowing landscaping enhancements.