Tree Planting Photos

Great turnout at today’s Casey Trees planting event for the park at 2nd and Mass. Roughly 68 volunteers participated including a brief visit from Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells.

Volunteers came from many sources including large groups from Price Waterhouse Coopers, Congress for the New Urbanism, the MVT CID Clean Team, AIPAC, DPR, Tommy Wells staff, and neighboring residential buildings. With direction from Casey Trees staff and Citizen Foresters the volunteers planted 34 trees and removed several Forsythia bushes.

I teamed up with a Citizen Forester from Burtonsville and Sarah Moulton, the community planner from DPR who designed the park’s new concept, to plant two Ginkgos along Mass Ave. We had a couple of good chuckles about the new soon to debut Amy Poehler NBC sitcom called Parks and Recreation as we found a bone in the dirt.

Water for the trees was run from a fire hydrant on 2nd Street to fill the 25 gallon ooze tubes. The water source at the park should be functional within the next month. The next upgrade for the park, after the water supply, should occur in the fall with benches, trash cans and lighting will be transplanted from the Art walk to this park. The availability of these materials is dependent on the redevelopment of the Old Convention Center site moving forward.

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    PQS says

    I just walked by the park on the way to dinner and the trees looks great! I can’t wait to see them in full bloom. I’m thrilled to see how many volunteers showed up! Thank you to all of them.

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    si says

    totally missed tommy wells, really great he came & did some digging :) we didnt find anything interesting, just a fragment of rusty drainpipe in the dirt & a discarded (full) can of tuna fish lying around.

    i put some more pics up at

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    tom veil says

    Thanks to all the volunteers. I’ve walked past it several times already, and it looks great!