[Cancelled] Class: Tree Planting Workshop (Team Leader-Qualifying Course)
Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Due to the government shutdown this workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you'll consider joining us at one of our future planting events.
This workshop is the first step in becoming a Citizen Forester Team Leader and earning that coveted red vest. Team Leader candidates will learn how to select and prepare a tree planting site and properly plant the tree to ensure its survival. We will also cover techniques critical to maintaining tree health, including mulching and watering.
After lunch, attendees will break into groups and test their new skills as we plant 30, 2-inch caliper trees weighing up to 200 pounds each on the grounds of the National Zoo.
Successful completion of this course qualifies you as a Citizen Forester. To become a Team Leader, candidates must participate in two Community Tree Plantings during the Fall 2013 season, where they will work with a mentor to practice what they learned in this workshop. Once approved by a Team Leader Mentor, the candidate will be eligible to lead a team of 3 to 4 novice volunteers at a Casey Trees Community Tree Planting.
Take the Red Line to the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan stop or the Cleveland Park stop. The Zoo entrance is halfway between these stops and both are a short walk from the Zoo. Metrobus line L2 stops at the Zoo's Connecticut Avenue entrance and the H2 stops at the Zoo's Harvard Street entrance. The pedestrian entrance is on Connecticut Avenue and close to our meeting location at the Visitor Center. Parking at the National Zoo costs $16 for the first three hours, and $22 for more than three hours.
The class will begin indoors at the Visitor Center before participants move outside to plant.
Sue Erhardt, Director of Education, Casey Trees
Mike Ferguson, Urban Forestry Manager, Casey Trees, ISA Certified Arborist
Sara Turner, Arborist, Casey Trees, ISA Certified Arborist
Who Should Attend?
This class is designed for participants who wish to become Team Leaders and help Casey Trees at future plantings by instructing other volunteers. Space is limited so please consider whether you can make the commitment to helping with future Casey Trees plantings.
All attendees will be provided with a light breakfast and lunch. Please note your dietary preferences and/or allergies when registering so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.
Continuing Education Credits
ISA Continuing Education Credits available.
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Casey Trees is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit established in 2002 committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. To learn more about Casey Trees, visit caseytrees.org.
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