The following is a sponsored post by Casey Trees, a DC-based non-profit that is committed to restoring and enhancing the urban tree canopy. Thanks to them, the District trees –and us– are much healthier. Thank you to Casey Trees for supporting The Hill is Home.
In the summer of 2015, Gallaudet University’s campus lost twelve mature canopy trees due to the invasive Emerald Ash Borer beetle. It was an immediate and shocking loss. Gallaudet reached out to Casey Trees to start the journey of re-treeing their campus… and it became so much more.
While everyone was eager to immediately replant, Casey Trees and Gallaudet took a step back — you don’t often get the chance to help re-envision a campus. With Gallaudet’s sustainability team, faculty and students, Casey Trees began to compile a comprehensive inventory of campus trees. By identifying, cataloging and measuring Gallaudet’s trees, Casey Trees had an informed plan for the following plantings.
Well, you could say it’s been a productive partnership. Three years, three plantings, two inventories, 208 volunteers, and 85 trees later the new trees offer not only new canopy, but also optimism for the next generation. Working with the diverse Gallaudet community, Casey Trees learned it takes more than shovels, dirt and water to do what we do. It takes local involvement, spirit, enthusiasm and curiosity.
As you consider making a year-end gift, remember the great impact Casey Trees has had on our local community. When giving to Casey Trees, you align yourself with an informed, ground-breaking and community-committed organization that gets results. An organization involved with our city’s residents in a shared vision for the future.
Watch the story of this groundbreaking partnership and give to Casey Trees today.