Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Buds of Spring

Dust off those planting gloves — the spring Community Tree Planting season is upon us! We are breaking records again this season, planting 726 trees at 46 planting events across all eight wards during what is turning out to be a very exciting spring.

It’s going to be a delicious season — 235 of the trees being planted are fruit or nut trees going into schools or community gardens. We will be planting pear, fig, apple, persimmon and pawpaw trees, and to gear up for that we’ll be hosting an online chat called “Bearing Fruit: Planting Urban Orchards.” Mark your calendar for March 8 at noon to sign on and join the conversation.

Spring will bring the budding of partnerships new and old, as we will be helping Bread for the City plant an orchard on University of District Columbia-owned land, and we will again be teaming up with the National Cherry Blossom Festival to plant cherry trees around the District.

Find information on all of our plantings on our calendar of events, where you can also sign up to attend the events. Our first planting event will be March 3 at the National Zoo.

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