Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fall In Love with Casey Trees Classes

Casey Trees is gearing up for a busy fall season! In addition to our signature Community Tree Planting (CTP) program, we will also offer several free continuing education programs over the next few months, two of which qualify participants to be a Citizen Forester (CF). As a CF you can effectively advocate for the District's trees, gain hands-on experience in urban forestry and help teach new volunteers how to properly plant trees.

All classes are free so what are you waiting for? Sign up for one (or two or five!) of our upcoming fall classes. Advance registration is required; space is limited.

Trees 101 - Instructors Shawn Walker and Priscilla Bocskor will teach you the tree basics. Learn about tree anatomy and tree identification. Only a few spots are left in Trees 101 so register today. Trees 101 is a CF-qualifying course.

Saturday September 10, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Casey Trees Headquarters

Tree Planting Workshop - This in-depth workshop will teach you the necessary skills to properly plant and maintain healthy trees.Your techniques will be put to excellent use when you help plant 30 trees on-site in the afternoon. Tree Planting is a CF-qualifying course.

Saturday October 1, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at The Catholic University of America

Growing Fruit Trees in the D.C. Area - Dr. Walsh, professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and an expert in sustainable fruit production, will host this class. Learn more about edible fruit trees, their growing popularity in urban communities and the role they can play in providing food security.

Wednesday November 9, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Casey Trees Headquarters

Climate Change and our Urban Forest - Learn about the connection between trees and climate change. This class will give you an overview of the Urban Forest Effects Model (UFORE) and help you understand the benefits of trees in a changing climate. Dr. Giselle Mora-Bourgeois, Science Education Coordinator from the Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance will lead the discussion.

Wednesday November 16, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Casey Trees Headquarters

A Community of Gardeners Film and Discussion - A Community of Gardeners explores the vital role of seven community gardens in Washington, D.C. and shows how these green spaces change lives, communities and the environment for the better. Award-winning film artist Cintia Cabib and guest speakers from local community gardens will lead a discussion immediately after.

Saturday November 19, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Casey Trees Headquarters

For all upcoming events including CTP events, school plantings and tree walks, check out our calendar

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