Do you love trees?

Help us celebrate 2021 Arbor Day through poetry.

DDOT’s Urban Forestry Division is launching DC’s first ever all-ages Poe-Tree Contest. Any style will do, the only requirement is that all poems are original work AND highlight a benefit that trees provide.

Prizes include: a tree planting at a school or park of your choice, recycled urban wood bench installed at a school or park of your choice, and a pop-up arboretum at the DPR park of your choice. Runner-up prizes for each category include tree cookies made from recycled city trees.

All poetry must be submitted by April 23rd to be eligible for prizes. Winning entries will be announced on Arbor Day, April 30th (also the last day of National Poetry Month!). Learn more and submit your Poe-Tree here:

DDOT will be sharing some inspirational poetry each week:


Submit your poe-tree entries by April 23 via online form here: https://forms.g le/Qza Ngydq iWM n4258

Learn more about Urban Forestry and Arbor Day here: