Trees for the City

In 1990, The L’Enfant Trust initiated its “Trees for the City” program to help plant trees in parks, public-housing communities, school-yards, on streets and other places throughout the city. By promoting partnerships throughout the community, Trees for the City acted as a catalyst for groups to plant and care for urban trees in an effort to strengthen neighborhood bonds and to restore the environment.

  • Throughout the 1990s, Trees for the City planted more than 7,500 trees across Washington, D.C.
  • Trees for the City partnered with countless youth volunteer groups including the Latin American Youth Corps in Mount Pleasant, Washington Youth Tree Corps, Boys and Girls Club of Washington, So Others Might Eat (SOME), and coordinated tree-planting days with more than 20 area high schools.
  • Distributed more than 4,000 cherry tree seedlings.
  • Hosted several tree planting programs in Anacostia with the Anacostia Watershed Society.


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