Urban Forestry in DC: The Simple Act of Keeping Track
The Urban Forestry Division for DDOT is the leader in annual tree-planting programs in Washington, DC. These professionals are also responsible for improving trees’ growing conditions by reviewing permit applications, enforcing regulations, expanding tree boxes, tree pruning and removing, creating planting strips, increasing soil volume, and tree watering to provide as much opportunity as possible for trees to thrive in the city. Their ongoing programs successfully get local communities engaged in planting trees, sharing stories and experiences, and protect the urban tree canopy.
Mr. Eutsler shared how his team has leveraged the simple act of keeping
- Enhance their delivery of on-time service
- Allocate resources where they are most needed, rather than just to where people request them
- Improve the composition and structure of the forest we manage, making it more resilient and adapted to future conditions
- Communicate the value of the resource itself, their work caring for it, and drive engagement and stewardship
You may view this lecture here and find the presentation slides here.
Lecture supported by the Louis B. Wetmore Fund