02/11/09 - For Immediate Release from Casey Trees
Contact: Mike Galvin, 202.349.1909, firstname.lastname@example.org or Catherine Handren, 202.349.1898, email@example.com
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 http://www.caseytrees.org/planting/homeowners/workshops/index.php 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.