Volunteer Group Saves Cabin John Trees

Cabin John has benefited from the work of a new grassroots volunteer group that has been saving its trees and natural ecosystem. Tree Friends United, which has more than 20 Cabin John residents among its 130 members, has run three outings to our neighborhood since it began work last March.
 
The outings have focused on the trees choked by English ivy and other invasive vines along the river side of MacArthur Boulevard from the one-lane bridge to the Clara Barton Parkway access ramp. The area is looking much better, and Tree Friends plans to return periodically to keep it up.  
 
The outings are part of a larger effort by Tree Friends to save trees from Cabin John, down MacArthur to the Brookmont neighborhood.  It has also focused on Glen Echo Park and the Clara Barton House area. The group has succeeded in saving hundreds of trees.
 
There is still much work to be done, and Tree Friends welcomes new volunteers to pitch in.  The outings are only two hours. You work at your own pace, enjoy fellowship, and get healthy outdoor exercise and instant gratification. Contact coordinator Jon Nowick at avanti7700@verizon.net to get on the email list.
 
The next two outings are set for Thursdays from 1-3pm: January 11 down MacArthur near the former Sycamore Store at Walhonding Road and January 25 on the other (inbound) side of the one-lane bridge.  Sign up for one or both by searching “avanti7700@verizon.net” at signupgenius.com.

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