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American Grove

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District of Columbia Grove

District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration

Location: Washington, DC
Members: 24
Latest Activity: Jul 30

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Tree Report Card Grade for Washington, D.C

Happy Arbor Day from American Grove! Join Casey Trees’ Executive Director, Mark Buscaino, online this Friday morning - Arbor Day - for…Continue

Started by Administrator Apr 25, 2013.

Washington, DC named one of 10 best cities for urban forests 1 Reply

An analysis conducted by American Forests and funded by the U.S. Forest Service's Urban and Community Forestry program just named the District of Columbia as one of the top cities for urban forests…Continue

Started by Ian Leahy. Last reply by Druish Princess Feb 5, 2013.

Planting When No One’s Looking 1 Reply

There is no shortage of pictures – a number of which I've taken myself – of children planting trees with big smiles on their faces, maybe singing a song as they go. Or perhaps the picture is of…Continue

Tags: of, Columbia, Washington, DC, District

Started by Ian Leahy. Last reply by Administrator Jan 3, 2013.

Trees on the Street: an Introduction 5 Replies

When most people think of “forestry”, they have some vague concept involving lots of flannel, chainsaws, beards, and calls of “timber!” Most also grasp that there’s a specific outcome desired,…Continue

Started by Ian Leahy. Last reply by Ian Leahy Nov 27, 2012.

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Comment by T'Marie Wiggins on April 25, 2014 at 12:05pm

Heyyy DC Grove!!...Hoping all is well in your neck-of-the-woods.  Great news! ~ We are in search of GREEN-EDUCATORS & SCHOOLYARD MENTOR-LEADERS interested in becoming a DC Landscape for Life Trainer.

Soon, DC Urban Mentor-Leaders will be jump-starting our summer tours.  All tours and field trips will be utilized to strengthen the bonds and increase the # of helping hands to our local farmer's markets, schoolyard, community/majestic gardens.  As well as our study-group sessions to begin PREP'N for the (5)Week 'Landscape for Life Train-the-Trainer' series - hosted by The LadyBird Wild Life Center conducts this course every year during the start of the Fall season.  It's a virtual class and highly interactive {below is the link to course materials}.

So we figured we'd study through the summer to begin warmly introducing such content to those of Greater DC - because surely the hot-pursuit of such a pristine learning-adventure should come with a smiling 'tour-guide' ;0) ... We've discovered that by doing so; makes for a magical learning experience, as well as higher synergy when it comes time for our Trainers/Urban-Mentors to share/teach in-the-GREEN.  

Should you have any questions, desire(s) to join us or just obtain additional information - you are SO welcome to contact us (301) 899-0713 or - we're GreenPeople too!  And we just absolutely love GREEN-conversations, teachings, and collaborations. 


Comment by Administrator on October 18, 2012 at 2:35pm

Washington Yu Ying PCS  posts some great news about a emerging Urban Forests. Check out t...

Hello again, The Grove!

We here at Yu Ying have been working hard on the final cleanup and replanting for 2012, in our Nature Center.  Our one acre lot is now (almost) free of trash and permeable paths have been installed to allow students a safer and more beautiful walk to the school.  Our number one goal has been to create a fully functioning, educational urban forest for our students to learn from, but we are also happy to announce that our new paths allow our students to be dropped off behind the school instead of on the very busy street in front of the school, provided a much needed functional benefit.

Since our last post, we have also done a round of replanting with all native species of understory species and a few new trees.  Thanks to a lot of very muddy volunteer hours from our staff and parents, we have planted almost 300 new plants, including dogwoods, different viburnum, ferns, spicebush, a lot of different forest-edge flowers and plants that will work to produce nectar and attract more wildlife.  We'll be posting pictures of our new plantings as we get the time.

Also...we wanted to leave a special thank you to all of our partners that have provided advice, volunteer hours, funding or materials thus far: US Forest Service International Programs, University of Minnesota, Earth Sangha, Project Learning Tree, DC Department of the Environment, Hands On DC, Indiana University DC Alumni and our amazing parent community who has been patient with us and helped throughout the entire process.

Comment by T'Marie Wiggins on September 5, 2012 at 11:00am


TWO STAFF RECEIVE ARBORIST CERTIFICATION | Arborist-Auditor Katie Heffernan and tree planting crew member Josh Singer passed their International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) exams and are now certified

The new certifications bring the total number of ISA-certified arborists on staff to eight. 

{via CaseyTrees Newsletter: The Leaflet}

Comment by T'Marie Wiggins on August 30, 2012 at 11:46am

Green Apple Day of Service at Payne Elementary

September 29th: 14th Street Southeast Washington, DC 20003 (closest metro stations: Potomac Ave. and Stadium Armory)

Heyyyy Grove-Family!!!  Please COME HANG-OUT WITH US!!! ~ We are soooo looking forward to meeting-up with YOU!!! 

Here's to the GreenAppleTrees @Payne Elementary!!! 

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