The District has made some strides lately towards becoming a greener, healthier place to live. The Mayor’s recently released Sustainable DC Plan has set some goals that we believe are reachable – including a 40% tree canopy goal, and an annual tree planting goal of 8,600 trees per year. But as hard as we’ve worked the past 10+ years, we know we’re not capable of achieving them without your help.
Casey Trees has been a very, very proud Ward 5 resident for quite some time, and we know our way around little Edgewood pretty well. We’ve planted quite a bit along the Metropolitan Branch Trail, as well as in conjunction with the Edgewood Citizens Association, but we know it’s not enough:
Can you imagine Ward 5 more than half covered by tree canopy? Because we know it’s possible.
The current 28% canopy could be nearly doubled to 55% with the amount of potential plantable space available in Ward 5. But we can’t do it on our own – we’re asking all of our fellow Edgewood-ers to look around the next time they’re going for a run, walking the baby stroller, or heading home from work and consider one question: “Got Plantable Space?”
If the answer is yes, then Casey Trees’ Community Tree Planting program is the next step. We provide the trees, tools, and technical assistance for hundreds of plantings around the District in the fall and spring every year – all you have to do is submit an application. Let us know a place for 10 or more trees in Edgewood and we’ll make it easy to make a difference.
No one knows your neighborhood like you. Help us give it a greener future.
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