We recently received notice that our proposed tree planting project for the farm had been accepted for funding in the Community Tree Planting Program for Spring 2011 sponsored by Casey Trees. We are thrilled at the prospect of installing ten new fruit trees on the farm, and are all crossing our fingers that those trees will be persimmon trees right outside our garden gates.
For those of you unfamiliar with the great work of Casey Trees, they are a Washington, DC-based non-profit established in 2002 committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the Nation’s Capital.
To fulfill this mission Casey Trees plants trees, engages thousands of volunteers of all ages in tree planting and care, provides year-round continuing education courses, monitors the city’s tree canopy, develops interactive online tree tools and works with elected officials, developers, community groups to protect and care for existing trees and to encourage them to add new ones. Check out their website for full details about all they do for the greening of this city.