Two new directors have been appointed to the board of directors of Casey Trees, the non-profit whose mission is to restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of the Nation’s Capital. 

Charles Flickinger is a lawyer with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. where he is engaged in general commercial and transactional practice specializing in environmental law including the Clean Air Act, hazardous waste issues and environmental compliance.   Charles began providing pro-bono legal assistance to Casey Trees in 2008 when it purchased a gas station in Brookland and cleaned it up to serve as its tree holding yard.  Since that time Charles has continued to assist Casey Trees with its legal needs.  In addition to being a new Director, Charles is also assuming the role as Executive Committee Secretary. 

Karl Warnke is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Davey Tree Expert Company which provides a variety of tree services, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial and government markets in the United States and Canada.  Mr. Warnke is a board member of the Greater Akron Chamber and the Ohio Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.  Casey Trees and Davey have enjoyed a long partnership which has led to the development of the National Tree Benefits Calculator and other tools.  Over the past five years, Karl’s steadfast support has been critical to the development and dissemination of the National Tree Benefits Calculator and the i-Tree software suite which helps communities quantify the benefits of, and manage their urban forests.

Casey Trees is honored to have Charles and Karl on our Board of Directors.  Their work with us has proven their leadership, dedication and commitment to Casey Trees and our mission to restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of Washington, DC.  We are confident that their input as Directors will make Casey Trees a stronger, more viable organization for decades to come.