Thursday, October 13, 2011

54 Trees and Counting!

Over the past two weeks, Casey Trees has added 54 new trees across the District through our 2011 Community Tree Planting (CTP) season. And we're just getting started! So far we have held CTP events at Catholic University of America, THC Affordable Housing Inc. and the Developing Families Center.

This past Saturday, 18 volunteers came out to THC Affordable Housing Inc. in Ward 4. They enjoyed the beautiful weather while helping to boost D.C.'s tree canopy. The volunteers, along with Casey Trees staff, planted 13 young trees including sweetbay magnolia, hornbeam and river birch trees. Among the volunteers were seven Citizen Foresters. Lead Citizen Forester Geoff Hatchard and Project Organizer Riane McWain helped make the planting a success. 

Volunteers work together to plant a tree at the THC Affordable Housing Inc. CTP event

At the same time in Ward 5, 11 trees were being added to the Developing Families Center grounds. 10 volunteers, including three Citizen Foresters and eight students from American University, planted river birch, pawpaw, fig and hawthorne trees. The Developing Families Center was a repeat planting site for Casey Trees - we planted 13 trees on site during the 2010 spring season. Special thanks to Project Organizer Holly Poole-Kavana and Lead Citizen Forester Karin Fischer for their leadership.

CTP events this week include plantings at Boys Town Washington D.C., Capitol Quarter and the Seafarers Yacht Club. Check our calendar for all upcoming events, including tree walks and classes.

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