Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Advice from Our Arborists – Preservation Cafe

Posted on August 19th, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6:30 pm at East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Ward 6 Arborists, Steve McKindlely-Ward and Alex Grieve will be the featured speakers.

Do you want to plant a tree in your yard or file a tree request with DDoT? What should you look for when choosing a tree? How much water will your new tree need? How can you tell if a tree is struggling (and what to do about it)? What regulations govern the care of trees in public space? And what can you do to protect this important resource?

Alex Grieve surveying canopy at Eastern HS

Steve McKindley-Ward and Alex Grieve, Ward 6 Arborists from the Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) in DDoT, will offer general tree advice and share their ideas and experiences taking care of the trees in our living, growing Capitol Hill canopy. Our area has many layers of foliage: it is home to stately trees on the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, our local parks (Folger, Garfield, Lincoln, Marion, and Stanton), myriad large and small pocket parks, and the many trees that grace our homes and streets.

Caregivers include the Architect of the Capitol, the National Park Service, the UFA, Trees for Capitol Hill, our public and private schools, houses of worship, businesses, home and apartment owners, and a cadre of neighborhood volunteers who plant trees and carry buckets of water to refresh our trees during our long, hot summers. Learn about the history of our tree canopy and what you can do to help keep our streets green, shady, and healthy!

Preservation Cafés are free to CHRS members and non members alike. We hope to see you at East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave SE,  on September 18 at 6:30 p.m.!