yesterday's historic Anacostia community tree planting was a total and complete success. the Casey Trees-sponsored event drew 87 volunteers from all over the city, and a grand total of 33 new trees were planted on only two city blocks, all on private property.
this 8-year-old received three new trees in his apartment's front yard, and was a part of the whole process: helping with the tree-location flags, planting the trees, and making sure they had enough water
clearly this was an all-ages event: this group named the new magnolia "Angelica" (and another one "Frank")
a group from OPX, a "work environment design" firm standing in front of one of the five trees they planted in a yard on V Street
some loyal blog devotees and "every once in a while" Mama Cole's patrons planting a cherry and london plane tree on U Street
by mid-day, all the trees were planted, staked, and surrounded by bulging ooze tubes
a HUGE thank you to all who came out! It could not have been a more perfectly sunny day, the lunch catered by Congress Heights' own MLK Deli was delicious, and the community and greater city involvement was really encouraging. I hope this is only the first of many.
// new trees on your street or in your yard? please water! //
Read more about the planting in the Washington Post's article "For DC Group, Good Trees Make Good Neighbors"