Trees make cities more livable, beautiful, and can even help to reduce stress. That's why planting trees around Southwest DC is so important to the SWBID. We have partnered with Casey Trees, a Washington DC based non-profit dedicated to restoring, enhancing, and protecting trees in the nation's capital, to plant close to 300 trees in the area, including Sassafras, Dogwood, and Linden trees.
We watch these young, urban trees closely, monitoring and watering them. We want to see these trees thrive and are excited about adding greenery to Southwest DC! Our friend Cene from Casey Trees has been amazing in providing education, young trees, and support in our plantings. Even Mayor Bowser knows that trees make DC better, just last week during her walking tour of Southwest DC she announced a new tree watering app which was designed to help users locate trees in the District that need watering, tag trees they water, and upload photos of the trees being watered.
Tree planting has become a labor of love for us and we hope to get better at it everyday!
Here is a map of all of the tree varieties and locations the SWBID team has planted in Southwest DC