THANK YOU for your help to put Woodend's ecosystem on a path of recovery so that it can further our education and conservation mission!


Special Commemoration Tree

Karoline & Roger Anders

In Memory of David McGrath
In Memory of Emma Shelton

Choose a Tree at Woodend

Sharon and Bob Buchanan
John & Barbara Franklin
Michael Salzberg
Edward Walker

In Honor of  Ash Gerecht
In Honor of Shari Rosenberg

In Memory of Anne Conover Carson
In Memory of James Farron
In Memory of Gloria Gerecht
In Memory of Gail Gorlitz
In Memory of John J. Pisano

Woodend Canopy Tree

Roger and Karoline Anders
Fran and Harvey Berger
Brian Cox
Ann Fieldhouse
Richard Fieldhouse
Helen Gray
Richard & Christina Griffin
Heidi Henning
Betsy Johnson
Liz Jones
Janet Kegg
Ann Kline
Eamon & Eileen Magee
Lisa Potetz
Sudi & Fred Press
Edward Walker

In Honor of  Langan Fisher
In Honor of John & Andrew Jones
In Honor of Dolores Milmoe
In Honor of Marian Molinaro
In Honor of Carrie Witkop

In Memory of Eve Bloom
In Memory of Mark Flory
In Memory of Beverly Richards
In Memory of Marguerite V Strong
In Memory of Constantine S. Tsatsos
In Memory of Robert W. Timmons
In Memory of Nancy E Yorke

Forest Understory Tree or Shrub

Leslie & David Agro
Joan Boros
John and Mary Ann Chandler
Hope Babcock and Toby Clark
Ivy Baer & Marc Rothenberg
Deborah Bombard
John & Mary Ann Chandler
John & Anne Collins
Camille & Sonia Corbin
Joann Crandall
Catherine Cukras & Mark Daly
Joanna Donohue
Carolyn Dowling
Gail Edie
Cris & Jon Fleming
Jenny Elliott
Ambika Ganesh
Girl Scouts Troop 34033
Tim Harwood & Laura Tomasko
Mia, Steve, & Clara Holland
Elaine & Ernest Joselovitz
Robert Kovar
Patricia Larkin
Theresa Meehan
Mark & Jean Raabe
Lucia, Maya, & Oliver Rada
Nancy Rosan
Nicholas Schliapin
Robert Tycko
Kate Pielemeier and W. Thompson
Tyler Shank & Mary Dzwonchyk
Carole Spalding
Cindy Todd
Craig Winslow
Laurence Wiseman

In Honor of Gretchen Alexander
In Honor of All Five Balderson Grandchildren
In Honor of Kathleen Bogue
In Honor of current & past Board members
In Honor of Feivyl Ruben Cohen
In Honor of Therese Clavet
In Honor of Thomas Crafford
In Honor of Martina & Christoph Freire
In Honor of Pete Givan
In Honor of Ahmed Khan
in Honor of Bill Kraegel
In Honor of Pearl Marks
In Honor of Jessie Moffat Harris and Woody Cunningham
In Honor of Alison Pearce
In Honor of Ay Hieng Phu
In Honor of Jessie Roberts & Chris McCabe
In Honor of Anne Sturm
In Honor of Katherine Haskell Subramanian

In Memory of All Service Men & Women
In Memory of Sara Ann Taylor Alston
In Memory of Robert B. Beasley
In Memory of Salvatore N. Cianci, Ph. D.
In Memory of Jane Highsaw
In Memory of Eloise Holland
In memory of Nancy Hollis
In Memory of Jefferson Ward Keener Jr.
In Memory of Geraldine Hammer Koelln
In Memory of Norman and Josephine Lee
In Memory of Jeff Leonard
In Memory of Cecilia Vom Rath MacDonald
In Memory of Pearl Marks
In Memory of  Sandy McKnight
In Memory of Gretchen Minners
In Memory of Janet Naumburg
In Memory of Anthony Ody
In Memory of Maxine and Richard Tuve
In Memory of Francoise Winter


Give a gift that lasts: Help plant a tree at Woodend Sanctuary.

Our goal is to increase native biodiversity, while greatly reducing the presence of non-native invasive plants. The restoration of native plant communities will foster the recovery of interrelated environmental systems in the decades to come, including soil health, groundwater recharge and native food webs.

Native tree species to be planted include American Holly (Ilex opaca), Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana), Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus), Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis), Inkberry (Ilex glabra), and Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana). 

We're excited to watch renewed tree saplings grow and thrive to become a future forest, and nurture the restoration of habitats for native species including shrub-nesting songbirds and the amphibians that require herbaceous cover.

You can be part of this rebirth by enhancing our ability to support our wildlife!

About the Woodend Restoration Project:

Woodend Sanctuary, a 40-acre nature sanctuary 1.5 miles north of Washington, DC, welcomes up to 60,000 visitors each year. Over the past 50 years, ANS has protected all 40 acres inside the busy DC Beltway, using this urban oasis as a learning center for regional residents and as a field trip destination for thousands of area schoolchildren each year.

Through our Woodend Restoration Project, we hope to see a diverse oak-hickory forest at Woodend with tree seedlings to ensure the forest of the future, blooming native spring flowers to support our pollinators, and a rich understory to provide habitat for the birds, salamanders and other species that are struggling to maintain their populations in the urban landscape of Washington, DC. 

Review a summary of our Woodend Restoration Project here.

For more information about the Plant A Tree Campaign or the Woodend Restoration Project, please contact:

Jacky Wershbale at or by phone at (301) 652-9188 x31.