TREEKEEPERS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY
HELP US PROTECT EXISTING TREES
IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
•EDUCATE our community on the importance of preserving our mature trees.
Existing trees combat Climate Change
•BUILD A COALITION of residents and organizations as partners in our efforts
•ENGAGE residents, developers and decision- makers in developing an urban tree protection code for urban unincorporated Washington County
•ADVOCATE by providing testimony as well as support for community testimony to planners, commissions and legislators
"...the right amount of tree cover can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. And the effect is quite noticeable from neighborhood to neighborhood, even down to the scale of a single city block.."
From Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2019 as published in Trees are crucial to the future of our cities -- ScienceDaily
Who We Are
TreekeepersWC is a grassroots community group in established in 2021. Our mission is to protect existing trees in urban unincorporated Washington County through community education and advocacy.
This means learning about the existing trees in the many diverse communities of Washington County and how the communities interact with those trees. We engage local leadership in each neighborhood to form alliances and support.
Educate our neighbors about the benefits of protecting trees - on social, aesthetics, climate and fiscal levels.
Our goal is to research details about the particular trees in the local community and provide facts about those trees. We hope to create and distribute materials that identify and celebrate the existing mature trees in the community.
Developments can work with trees too
This mighty oak is one of two situated at 116th and Barnes Road. Developers actually have built around these magnificent trees. Others can do the same – help us show them how!
Why Protect Existing Trees
Existing trees provide 72 times the benefits to our environment and our health as new plantings.
However, trees in Washington County are vulnerable to development and other activities.
We want to inspire and support the community, and we have a desire for actions to speak louder than words.
Get in touch with TreekeepersWC to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.