Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Casey Trees Offers "First Friday" Programs on Street Trees

We are happy to spread the word about these free programs put on by the Casey Trees Foundation. The sessions below are offered on Friday, April 6 at the times indicated. The programs are free but you must rsvp to Casey Trees to attend

First Fridays combines presentations and tours on planning practices in the District on the first Friday of the month at Casey Trees Headquarters. Participants may attend individual or multiple events. Lunch will be provided.
Photo by Boksi
Session 1: Streetscape Design: How Trees in Low Impact Development are transforming DC’s Streets (12:00-1:00 PM)
Presenter: Maisie Hughes, Director of Planning & Design

The city of trees is becoming even greener. Streetscapes are being designed to grow massive trees that use clean polluted runoff to grow larger and endure the trials of urban street life. Learn tricks of the trade including stormwater management, expanded tree boxes, suspended pavement, and tree selection.

Session 2: Tour of LID at Casey Trees (1:00-1:30 PM)
Presenters: Maisie Hughes, Director of Planning & Design and Lisa Morris, Planning Associate

Take a look inside Casey Trees to learn how this Sustainable Sites Pilot manages stormwater with three green roofs, curbside bioretention planter, Silva cells and bioretention garden designed to grow large trees. Also take a peek at "Baby Boy," our 1,500 gallon cistern. Participants will learn about our other amenities including espalier apple trees and cool roofs.

Date: Friday, April 6, 2012
Times: Session 1 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm; Session 2 from 1:00pm -1:30pm
Address: 3030 12th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017

Getting there: 10 minute walk from the Brookland-CUA Metrorail Station on the Red Line. Also accessible directly by the H8 bus line. We will accommodate bicycles and there is ample on-street parking. (Click on the map.) 

If you'd like to attend this event please click here to RSVP online.

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