Casey Trees To Give A Tour Of Brookland’s Fort Bunker Hill Park November 3rd

Fort Bunket Hill Park. Image Courtesy of Brookland Avenue Blog.
Fort Bunker Hill Park. Image Courtesy of Brookland Avenue Blog.

Ever been curious about Fort Bunker Hill Park? It is the wooded area in Brookland that takes up the block between 13th and 14th and Otis and Perry Streets, NE. When my dog was younger I used to love climbing with her to the top of the hill and enjoying the views and the quiet beauty up there. It is one of our true neighborhood gems. That’s why I was thrilled to learn about Casey Trees upcoming tree tour of Fort Bunker Hill Park on Sunday, November 3rd from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Here is the info from their website. Sign up for the tour here.

Join Casey Trees to explore Fort Bunker Hill in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C.! This earthen fortification, built as part of the Civil War defenses of Washington, is now a National Park that is home to a diverse tree canopy that includes chestnut oak, sassafras, black gum, and black cherry.

We will walk and climb some of the park’s short trails to discuss and identify native tree species and enjoy whatever fall color is on display. Despite encompassing only one city block the park serves as an important stopover point for migratory birds, which we may get a glimpse of during the tour.

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