Story at a Glance
- This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Arbor Day Foundation’s recognition of Washington, DC as a Tree City
||The District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration (DDOT Trees) will celebrate Arbor Day with Simon Elementary School.
- The celebration will involve the entire school, from Head Start through 6th grade, and include an awards assembly with remarks by Councilmember Marion Barry.
- Students will experience educational activities focused on the value of trees, tree planting, urban forestry climbing and urban wood recycling demonstrations and an up-close experience with non-releasable birds-of-prey that are being housed by the Earth Conservation Corps.
||Marion Barry, Ward 8 Councilmember
DDOT Urban Forestry Administration
Simon Elementary School
Friday, April 29, 2011
9 am – 11:30 am
A 30-minute awards assembly will be held at 9:30 am in the school auditorium. Councilmember Marion Barry will speak following the awards presentation.
||Simon Elementary School, 401 Mississippi Avenue, SE
The mission of the Urban Forestry Administration is to establish a full population of street trees within the District and to ensure that those trees are maintained in a healthy and safe condition. UFA staff includes 17 certified arborists who are responsible for issuing permits, enforcing regulations and caring for approximately 144,000 street tree locations throughout the city.
More specific information about UFA is available online at ddot.dc.gov/trees.