Community Tree Planting Spring 2011 Application Deadline is Nov. 30

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Spring schedule includes partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The deadline to apply to participate in Casey Trees’ spring 2011 Community Tree Planting (CTP) schedule is November 30.

Established in 2005, the CTP program provides trees, tools, and technical assistance to individuals and groups interested in adding 10 or more trees to private property in the District free of charge. Groups commit to watering and caring for the trees for two years following their planting. More than 2,800 trees have been planted across the District through the CTP program.

Applications for spring plantings, which will take place from March to April 2011, can be sent by fax, mail or email. Forms and other information are available on our website.

Beginning with the spring 2011 program, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will sponsor cherry tree plantings in each of the eight Wards in the District. To be eligible, your planting proposal must include at least three cherry trees and the planting must take place on public property.

About Casey Trees:
Casey Trees is a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization established in 2001 committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the Nation’s Capital. To learn more about Casey Trees, visit http://www.caseytrees.org.

About The National Cherry Blossom Festival:
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual two-week event that celebrates springtime in Washington, DC as well as the 1912 gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. For more information on the National Cherry Blossom Festival, visit http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.

Contact:
Jared Powell
Director, Communications
202.349.1894
Cell 202.680.3553
Fax 202.833.4092

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