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Casey Trees conducts trees survey and inventory on campus

June 1, 2018
By Darrius Doe, ’18


On Arbor Day, April 27, 2018, Gallaudet University volunteers worked with representatives from Casey Trees to conduct an inventory of the trees on campus. This marked the third consecutive year that Casey Trees came to campus and helped with the care and documentation of the trees.

Many of the trees on campus had not been surveyed for their health, size, or species before Casey Trees started doing this three years ago. During the surveys, volunteers collect important information about the trees on campus. The information collected helps Casey Trees better manage the trees, plan future tree plantings, and quantify their values.

During this year’s survey, volunteers received brief, hands-on training on site, and were then split into various task groups. The groups documented tree species, height, trunk diameter, crown width, overall health, and more. Green Gallaudet, an environmentally conscious organization on-campus, partnered with Casey Trees for this tree inventory event.

A student directs volunteers to their places.

Derrick Behm

Students volunteered to take tree measurements, including height, trunk diameter, etc. Derrick Behm, ’13, (pictured in the middle) has helped volunteer with Casey Trees for three years in a row.

A volunteer looks at the inventory form.

A volunteer looks at the inventory form.

Before being divided into task groups, volunteers were given a refresher course, and reference sheets to indicate tree health and species type. 

A student hugs a tree.

Student Miguel Barrios hugs a tree in front of the Maguire Welcome Center.

All photos by Zhee Chatmon.

1 June 2018
By Darrius Doe, ’18


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