Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Join the Community Tree Planting Program to Keep DC a "City of Trees"

You (or your organization) can become a key player in the campaign to restore DC's tree canopy.  The Casey Trees Foundation is currently accepting applications for volunteers in its 2011 Community Tree Planting program. The deadline for applications is June 15.

The fall tree planting schedule runs from October to December. Applications may be submitted via mail, email or fax. Accepted applicants will work with Casey Trees staff and a Lead Citizen Forester to assist with project organization.

Established in 2005, the Community Tree Planting program provides trees, tools, and technical assistance, free of charge, to individuals and groups interested in adding ten or more trees to private property in the District of Columbia. Recipients of the Community Tree Planting commit to watering and caring for the trees for two years following their planting. More than 4,000 trees have been planted across the District through the tree planting program.

During the 2011 spring season, the Casey Trees staff and volunteers planted more than 770 trees at 44 locations across the District, including 21 schools. This represented an increase of more than 220 trees and 24 events over the fall 2010 season, making this Casey Trees' most successful Community Tree Planting season to date.


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