Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"Tree Talk Thursdays" Gives Online Answers to Questions about DC Trees

The Casey Trees Foundations is launching a once-a-month free online chat series called Tree Talk Thursdays, which will introduce the general public to urban forestry issues in DC, as well as answer tree questions from online participants. The forum will highlight issues affecting the District’s tree canopy and there will be a Q&A time, so that you can ask your tree questions of the experts and get answers you can put to immediate use.

The chat series, hosted on Casey Trees’ website, will air on the second Thursday of every month from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. EST.  The kick-off show on April 14 presents a discussion on how to properly select and plant trees. Elizabeth Philbrick, Manager of Frager’s Hardware Store’s Garden Center, will join Mike Galvin and Sara Turner, Casey Trees’ deputy director and urban forestry manager respectively, on the chat.

Individuals can participate in live sessions or replay past chats at Tree Talk Thursdays. Questions are accepted prior to and during the chat session. To submit a question in advance or suggest a topic, email

The spring/summer 2011 Tree Talk Thursdays schedule is:

April 14: Prepping to plant trees; Shopping and planting smart.

May 12: Tree report card. Grades are in. Reporting on how DC did.

June 9: Certified Arborists: Why you want one, where to find one.

July 14: Summer tree care: a tree survival guide.

August 11:  Trees of note. Discovering, appreciating notable trees in the DC area.

September 8: Weathering storms, minimizing damage to trees and property.

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