Casey Trees to host Open House to celebrate opening of headquarters, Arbor Day
Family-friendly activities, demonstrations, tree walks and building tours planned.
(Washington, D.C. – April 12, 2011) — Casey Trees will celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, April 30 with the official opening of its new headquarters at 3030 12th Street NE in Brookland.
The Casey Trees Open House is scheduled from noon to 5:00 p.m. and will feature family-friendly activities, program spotlights and demonstrations, building tours and neighborhood tree walks. Attendees can come and go as they wish, view exhibits, participate in presentations, talk directly with Casey Trees staff and volunteers and provide comment.
"We are excited about the opportunity to welcome everyone to our new home,” Executive Director Mark Buscaino said. “We think of our new headquarters as the Nation’s Tree House, a place for all Washingtonians to learn about the importance of trees and the programs we offer to re-tree D.C.’s neighborhoods.”
Scheduled activities include:
Building Tours: 12:30, 1:00, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00
Walking Papers: Mapping trees online with pen and paper 1:00, 3:00
Rain gardens: Trees, plants and tips to consider 3:00
Green workplace exterior case study: Casey Trees 4:15
Tree Walks: 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15
Tree Id Crash Course: 2:00, 2:30, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30
Youth offerings include tree themed arts and crafts, face painting and a moon bounce. Door prizes will be given out to attendees throughout the afternoon and slow release watering bags and trunk guards will be available free of charge while supplies last. Light refreshments will be served.