We restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of the nation's capital.
    We are a Washington D.C. based nonprofit, established in 2002, committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. To fulfill this mission, we plant trees, engage thousands of volunteers of all ages in tree planting and care, provide year-round continuing education courses, monitor the city’s tree canopy, develop interactive online tree tools and work with elected officials, developers, and community groups to protect and care for existing trees and to encourage the addition of new ones.

    Address:   3030 12th St. NE Washington, DC 20017
    Email:  friends@caseytrees.org     Contact:  
    Phone:  202.833.4010   FAX:  202.833.4092



    The story of Washington D.C.’s trees extends back to our first President, George Washington, a tree-lover and accomplished horticulturalist who chose the city’s location and the man who originally designed it — Pierre L’Enfant. Planned to support a lush tree canopy with extensive green spaces and tree lined boulevards, D.C. still boasts more green space per capita than most major cities in the the United States. Some consider D.C. as the birthplace of arboriculture due to the tens of thousands of trees planted here in the 1800’s which earned D.C. its nickname, the “City of Trees.”

    Estimated to support approximately 50 percent tree canopy in 1950, D.C.’s canopy in 2001 declined to just over 35 percent. A Washington Post article chronicling this decline encouraged Betty Brown Casey, a longtime area resident, to establish Casey Trees in 2002 with its mission: “To restore enhance and protect the tree canopy of the nation’s capital.”

    Since then, Casey Trees has set a goal of attaining 40 percent canopy by 2032; planted over 25,000; educated thousands of residents about the importance of urban tree canopy; supported the tree planting efforts of the D.C. Government, the National Parks Service, community groups and residents alike; inventoried and tracked the District’s tree resources to promote continued public funding for D.C.’s trees; advocated for green, tree friendly development and similar pursuits.

    If you’re passionate about trees, sign up for a class, help us plant some trees in your neighborhood, or take advantage of the many volunteer opportunities we have available — it’s a lot of fun and a great way to meet people in the City of Trees.

    • Executive

      Mark Buscaino, Executive Director


      Andrew Schichtel, Chief Operating Officer

      Diane Friedman, Office Manager

      Davis Pipher, Maintenance Specialist

      Malwina Maslowska, Business & Grants Associate

      Brittany Tovar, Human Resources Manager

      Laura Cooper, Human Resources Assistant

      Shukura Abbott, Bookkeeper

      Communications & Development

      Italia Peretti, Director

      Vince Drader, CRM Administrator

      Jona Elwell, Communications Specialist

      Abby Holcombe, Communications & Marketing Associate

      Tissa Khosla, Digital Developer

      Evan Kieber, Development Associate

      Science and Policy

      Jessica Sanders PhD, Director

      Michaila Musman, GIS Analyst

      Leah Harnish, Policy Analyst

      Spenser Balog, Sustainable Development Associate


      Melinda Peters, Director

      Kelsey Desmond, Education Program Assistant

      Tree Planting

      Robert Shaut, Director

      Paul Coraggio, Urban Forester II

      Robert Colburn, Data Technician

      Miguel Mattox, Urban Forester

      Cecilia McCrary, Urban Forester

      Jaxon Max, Urban Forester

      Rebecca Shipe, Urban Forester

      Allan Rey, Urban Forestry Manager

      Nick Smalley, Urban Forestry Foreman

      Alex Palacios, Tree Planting Crew

      Andrew Roberts, Tree Planting Crew

      Philip Mouton, Tree Planting Crew

      Arturo Salvador Jimenez, Tree Planting Crew

      Dean Greene, Tree Planting Crew

      Nathan Bradley, Tree Planting Crew

      Kent Greene, Urban Forestry Crew Chief

      Evan Friedman, Urban Forestry Crew Chief

      Jonathan Carney, Urban Forestry Crew Chief

      Alex Kew, Urban Forestry Crew Chief

      Tree Farm

      Todd Woodfield, Nursery Manager

      Debra Woodfield, Nursery Administrative Assistant

      Reid Kemp, Assistant Nursery Manager

      Paul Konopa, Farm Maintenance Technician

      Doug Ball, Farm Crew

      Arturo Cortes, Farm Crew

      Daniel Martin, Farm Crew

      JR Plotner, Farm Crew

      Sean Barrett, Farm Crew

      Meredith Gilmore, Farm Crew

      Dylan Van Stry, Farm Crew



               The Lawn & Garden Marketing Association "Green Marketing" programs -- Plan for Success at Events  /  Stay Connected Year Round
               Contact LGMA to Showcase New Products / Catalogs / Seasonal Promotions --- GoGreen@LawnGardenMarketing.org