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Friday, August 3, 2012

Community Tree Care Event on the Metropolitan Branch Trail

It is hard to believe that is has only been a year since we planted the trees along the Met Branch Trail because they already make sure a big difference!!

See the note below about an event to help us learn to take care of them so they continue to thrive!

Hello MBT friends!

With your help, Casey Trees and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy planted several trees on the Met Branch Trail last spring. Let’s make sure the trees continue to grow and thrive! Join us for a Community Tree Care Event next Saturday, August 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. As a group we will weed and water trees along the trail that were planted by Casey Trees. You’ll also learn basic tree care maintenance – lessons you can use in your own backyard!

WHAT: Community Tree Care Event- Metropolitan BranchTrail
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Registration is from 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)
WHERE: Registration will take place at the corner of 4th Street and S Street NE (MAP)
WHO: You, your neighbors and friends!

To help you come prepared, note the following:

FREE FOOD! Lunch will be provided but please bring your own water bottle.
Each volunteer must turn in a signed Volunteer Waiver Form. You can complete one in advance or on-site. Those under 18 years of age must turn in a Volunteer Waiver form signed by their parent or legal guardian, and be supervised at all times.
Dress comfortably and for the weather. Closed-toe shoes are required. Casey Trees will provide safety gloves and vests.
We will meet rain or shine!

Space is limited – register today! Contact Juliana Villabona at or 202.974.5129

We hope to see you there.

Kelly Pack
Director of Trail Development
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

1 comment:

  1. It seems as if when there's a call to action, the community bands together like this tree care event. Good post.