Education is a core mission of Restore Mass Ave.
We're spreading the word about how to care for trees and how to protect them.
-See our new flyer How to Save Trees From Construction.
Above: RMA Treekeepers at UFA Workshop
Outdoor workshop on pruning led by UFA
With the DC Urban Forestry Administration (UFA), we arranged an innovative outdoor workshop on how UFA prunes sidewalk trees for best growth and health.
UFA's Earl Eutsler and Simoun Banua taught volunteers how to find crossing and rubbing branches and branches that will deform the tree’s shape. Volunteers got to practice with the tools. The main message: city sidewalk trees need all the leaves they can get.
NO ONE is to prune city sidewalk trees EXCEPT the UFA. * Moreover UFA rarely (if ever) grants pruning licenses allowing others to prune city trees.
Thank you UFA for sharing your knowledge with us!
We also want to thank Keith Pitchford of PitchfordTrees.com who advised during the class and Jim Urban who reviewed the tree list.