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Casey Trees Plants 439 Trees Across the District
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Casey Trees Plants 439 Trees Across the District

From Christopher Horn:

Casey Trees staff and nearly 1,000 adult and youth volunteers planted 439 trees this fall at 30 Community Tree Planting (CTP) events across the District. The season’s tree planting initiatives represent a financial investment in the nation’s capital totaling more than $182,000, including 2,300 hours of volunteer labor.


Of note, the fall CTP season featured nine tree plantings at D.C. schools where more than 150 students from grades K-12 added 44 trees to and surrounding their campuses. Students also participated in Tree Rallies leading up to their planting date to learn about the many benefits trees provide and how to properly handle and plant trees.

Additionally, Casey Trees expanded its fruit tree plantings, adding 39 trees to five sites including the U.S. National Arboretum’s Washington Youth Garden, Green SEED Community Garden, Capitol Hill Montessori School, Developing Families Center and the McLean Gardens neighborhood.

Sponsors of the fall CTP season include The Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association (Capitol Quarter), Capitol Hill Community Foundation (Capitol Hill Montessori School) and Washington Nationals Dream Foundation (Chamberlain Elementary Friendship Public Charter School). The Starbucks Coffee Company provided in-kind donations of coffee at select CTP events.

Established in 2005, the CTP program provides trees, tools, and technical assistance to individuals and groups interested in adding 10 or more trees to private property in the District free of charge. Groups commit to watering and caring for the trees for two years following their planting. Nearly 4,500 trees have been planted across the District through the CTP program since its inception.

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