Thursday, 8 May 2008

DC Tree Rebate - Last Call

Last call for Casey Trees' spring shade tree rebate. There are just three weeks left to plant a shade tree in DC and claim a $50 rebate from Casey Trees. May 31st is the deadline to submit rebate requests which can be found online at and are available at many garden centers in the metro area such as: Ginkgo Gardens, American Plant Food, Home Depot off Rhode Island Ave., Campbell & Ferrara, Nature By Design and Shade Tree Farm.

Recipients must plant an eligible shade tree such as an oak, elm, maple or river birch at a residence in DC and agree to water and care for the tree. Smaller flowering and ornamental trees such as dogwoods, cherries and crepe myrtles are not eligible for this rebate program. Spring is a great time to plant trees in DC, but the sooner they get in the ground before the hot summer months, the better. Rebate requests must be mailed by May 31, 2008.

Plant a tree, store some carbon
Washington Post home and garden columnist Adrian Higgins has anexcellent article, "A New Leaf on Life," on trees and carbon sequestration in the May 8th Washington Post. Great article, excellent graphics. Check it out Washington Post article, 05/08/08

Community Tree Planting application deadline, June 15, 2008

Apply for a Community Tree Planting
in your neighborhood or community next fall! Applications for our next Community Tree Planting (CTP) grants are due June 15th. Every fall and spring, Casey Trees helps organize community-based tree planting projects in each ward of the city. We work with neighborhood groups and Citizen Foresters to plan these projects, and to then recruit teams of community
volunteers to plant the new trees. Read the application for details. CTP application PDF - application Help new DC street trees survive the summer More than 4,000 street trees were planted this season by DDOT's Urban Forestry Administration. To help these trees survive, Casey Trees and UFA are recruiting volunteers to adopt and water these trees this summer. Please join us by volunteering to water one or two trees this

For information on free classes, summer volunteer events and tree care, visit:

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