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Become a Canopy Keeper - Adopt a Tree

New trees planted near your property need your assistance to survive.

Residents and businesses are responsible for maintaining property to the street; see the DCMR rule 21-702. By submitting the agreement below, DDOT Trees will help by delivering a free slow-drip watering device.

For 2 years after planting, you agree to:

  • Fill the device with 10 gallons of water once a week from spring bloom until winter freeze.
  • Mulch 2-4” deep if possible, keep mulch away from the trunk
  • Clean weeds and debris from the planting space
  • Report any service needs to 311.dc.gov or call 311

Submit your agreement

  • Online
    Submit the Canopy Keeper Application by selecting the “submit” button found at the bottom of the form.
  • Mail
    Urban Forestry Administration
    District Department of Transportation
    55 M Street, SE, Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20003

Where are new trees planted?

View this season's planting map (Mozilla web browser, preferred).


View Larger Map

You may enter an address in the upper right corner of the map page, on the larger map view.

Service Need

To have someone committed to watering every new tree we plant for its first two years.

Service at a Glance

Provided By: DDOT
Phone: (202) 671-5133
Location:
55 M Street, SE, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20003

Related Document

A Report on Washington, DC's Urban Tree Canopy