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Marvin Gaye Trees for Life Awards


Honor a loved one lost to violence, HIV/AIDS, or other causes by planting a tree this fall.

Washington Parks & People and the District of Columbia Department of the Environment are offering 100 shade trees to be planted in the Watts Branch Stream Valley by November 20th. Trees will be planted in public and private spaces to increase the tree presence in the community.  

The following trees are available:

  • Red Maple
  • Willow Oak
  • Mockernut Hickory
  • Pignut Hickory
  • Shumard Oak
  • Tulip Poplar
  • Sweet Gum

Delivery and planting assistance will be available.  Classes on tree planting and care will be offered to all award recipients.  The first of these classes will be:

Saturday, November 1 at 10 am 
Riverside Center
5200 Foote Street NE, at the corner of Foote Street & Division Avenue

For more information on receiving a tree award, contact Brian Rodgers at (202) 398-7275.

For more information on why to plant a shade tree, visit the following sites:

Tree and Vegetation--The Heat Island Effect
Tree Hugger Energy Saving Tips