“A Model Assessment: The First Annual Tree Report Card for Washington, DC”
NEW DATE – Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 1:00 PM (Eastern)
with Mike Galvin, Deputy Director, Casey Trees, Washington, DC
The Tree Report Card is the only independent evaluation of the District’s tree canopy and the first such assessment in the Nation. The Report Card, developed by Casey Trees, grades DC’s trees and tree canopy on five metrics:
- Tree Coverage – how much tree cover is there?
- Tree Health – what condition are the trees in?
- Tree Planting – how many trees are planted each year?
- Tree Protection – what regulatory and voluntary measures are taken to protect trees?
- Tree Awareness – what is the general level of awareness of tree-related issues in DC?
The Tree Report Card is not intended to be a report on any individual, organization, or agency, but to be a measure of the quantity and quality of trees and tree canopy, using the five areas noted above. The authors also hope that the Tree Report Card will spur further interest and engagement in efforts to restore, protect, and enhance the tree canopy of the Nation’s Capital.
Please plan to join this informational webcast which will feature the authors of the Tree Report Card. Sponsored by the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, the USDA FS Northeastern Area, and the Urban Natural Resources Institute, this webcast will provide an overview of this assessment process that can serve as a model for other communities and organizations to follow. There is no cost to attend this informative session, which will last about one-hour.
Please visit www.caseytrees.org for more information on the Report Card.
Connection Details for November 10th Webcast Session @ 1:00 PM (Eastern)
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