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Volunteers sought for tree plantings
(Published October 6, 2003)

The tropical storm that Hurricane Isabel brought to the District last month destroyed approximately 350 street trees, according to city officials.

To help remedy this situation, from now until Thanksgiving the Casey Trees organization will conduct a community tree planting series.

The sessions will be held every Saturday and in all eight wards. Tools and trees will be provided by Casey Trees, but local residents and volunteers are being asked to help with the plantings to improve their neighborhood.

All of these scheduled plantings will begin at 9 a.m.:

•Oct. 11 at 14th and Upshur streets NW;

•Oct. 18 at 18th and Hamlin streets NE;

•Oct. 25 at the Eastern Market Metro stop on Pennsylvania Avenue at Seventh Street SE;

•Nov. 1 at Mount Pleasant Street and Park Road NW;

•Nov. 8 at 17th Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW;

•Nov. 15 at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Alabama Avenue and Sixth Street SE;

•Nov. 22 at Stanton Elementary School, 2701 Naylor Road NE.

More information is available by calling Casey Trees at (202) 833-4010.

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