Preparing Trees to Go from Green Pastures to the Concrete Jungle

The rolling hills of the Casey Tree Farm in Clarke County, Virginia, seem a million miles and a distant age from the real estate bustle of the District of Columbia and its constant reinvention, but these pastures offer the city future relief in a climate-changing century.

Here, Todd Woodfield and his crew are running a tree factory, raising some 12,000 trees from sapling to sturdy transplant. More than 3,000 are ready for planting each year, when they make the 65-mile journey east for a new life in city parks, schools, neighborhoods and other places where Casey Trees is trying to maintain and increase the urban forest. read more >>