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.
For fall-winter activities, please sign up on our Volunteer page. Tell us your skills and special interests. Restore Mass Ave is volunteer-run!
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.
Treekeeping season opened May 22
Our season’s field work kicked off – in the rain! No worries! Treekeeper John Umberger tamed the rising grass around our pink roses in the median strip west of Sheridan Circle. Others pulled a winter’s worth of weeds from around our roses and zelkova trees north of the circle.