Events, Plantings & News
Events and Plantings
Come to our events, workshops and plantings!
We bring together people from different neighborhoods, the diplomatic world, other non-profits and business – people who are excited to revive the landscape of the Embassy Row part of Mass Ave, the most prominent surviving Grand Avenue in the nation.
At our meet-and-greet tours, Treekeeper field workshops, or champagne receptions you’ll learn about urban trees, the history of this Grand Avenue landscape and how to create sustainable streets.
Our 10th birthday at Embassy of Haiti
Our 10th anniversary celebration will be a private reception hosted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Haiti, H.E. Paul G. Altidor, at the Haiti Embassy. Thanks go to our many friends and the Embassy, in advance, for putting the May 10 event together. Our very first plantings of trees was near by in May 2007! Read more about the celebration here.
Treekeepers aid young trees up and down Mass
Our volunteer Treekeepers kept busy most weekends this summer. We removed harmful mulch volcanoes from trees by the Church of the Pilgrims. Trees by the Guatemala Embassy and elsewhere got help. Stalwarts of the effort were Treekeepers John A. C. Umberger and Lindsey K. Larson and Board member Gerry Peck. To save the little city street trees above 34th Street, Kevin Finneran loaned hoses from his private collection, and the SGI-USA Buddhist Center loaned their water outlet. Anne and Steve Black helped young elms in the 2200 block, while continuing to maintain the lovely pocket park at the corner of 22nd Street, Florida and Massachusetts Avenues.
Love Our Trees Tour May 24
RMA President Deborah Shapley led a lunchtime tour of trees in the 2400 block of Mass Ave RMA has arranged to restore the historic landscape. Featured species: Elms forming a “second row” inside the sidewalk at the embassies of Cameroon and Zambia; the magnolia grandifloras flanking the Embassy of Chad; and the row of lindens along the curb, well cared for by the embassies of Korea and Côte d’Ivoire. Taryn Farber of DC Urban Forestry Administration helped identify species.