Friday, March 27, 2009


Casey Trees is on a roll. With the help of over 60 volunteers - including Councilman Tommy Wells (Ward 6) - Casey Trees planted 34 new trees at 2nd and Massachusetts Avenue, NW in the rapidly redeveloping Mt. Vernon neighborhood. The weather was perfect, the ground was soft from yesterday's rain, and the bagels, coffee, and juice got everyone going.

Want to join us but nervous about not knowing anything about trees? No problem. We love to share our knowledge of trees and tree care with new people. Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate. No experience is necessary. Casey Trees-trained Lead Citizen Foresters are assigned to each group to provide technical assistance and staff members are always on-site. We begin each planting with a short tree safety talk and then break into groups.

Interested individuals under 18 must have a release form signed by a parent or guardian. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Tools, training, and light refreshments are provided. To sign up, or find a complete calendar of planting dates and locations, visit

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DG said...

what kinds of trees did y'all plant?

Casey Trees said...

We planted 34 trees- Serviceberries, Gingkoes, Japanese Lilacs, and Chinese Elms.