Do you care about our urban landscape and the trees place in it? Have you wanted to be more involved in taking care of them, or just talk to someone that does? This may be your opportunity.
I received the following notice from DDOT. If you care about street trees, here’s your opportunity to talk to experts about their care and maintenance.
DDOT to Host Citizen Tree Forum
National Experts to Discuss Urban Tree Care
(Washington, D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is offering District residents a unique opportunity to learn more about the street trees in their neighborhoods and how they can help care for them. DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA), in partnership with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the U.S. Forest Service, will host a Citizen Tree Forum on Wednesday, June 3, 2009.
“There are 144,000 street trees in the District,” said DDOT’s Chief Forester John Thomas, “and they are subjected to a tremendous amount of environmental stress. They need care and nurturing and residents can play a critical role to ensure the trees survive and thrive. This forum will provide them with a lot of really useful, practical information that will help them do that.” Continue reading