Local Trees

Guest Host:

Paul Brown
Local Trees

DC was historically known as the "City of Trees," and it's still true today, with nearly forty percent of the city covered by tree canopy. We'll find out the best places to see enjoy our green bounty, and talk to the department responsible for caring for all those trees.

DC was once nicknamed the "City of Trees," and it's still true today, with nearly forty percent of the city covered by tree canopy. And like the people who populate our region, the 350 species of trees found here include both natives and transplants from all over the world. We'll find out the best places to enjoy our green bounty, and talk to the department responsible for caring for all those trees. We'll also talk to a local food pantry planting an urban orchard that will soon provide 40,000 pounds of fresh fruit.

Guests

Melanie Choukas-Bradley

Author, "City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, DC, Third Edition; Naturalist instructor, Natural History Field Studies Program of Graduate School USA and the Audubon Naturalist Society; Nature tour leader, US Botanic Garden, Audubon Naturalist Society, Casey Trees and the Nature Conservancy.

John Thomas

Associate Director of Urban Forestry, D-C Department of Transportation

Sharon Feuer Gruber

Nutrition consultant, Bread for the City

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