"Forward Motion" television interview hosted by Karen Allyn. Tune in to Montgomery County Cable Channel 21 on the
Sept. 7 at 9pm
Sept. 11 at 10:30pm
Sept. 23 at 4pm
Oct. 31 at 4pm
(Click on the image to
see the interview.)
How to Absolutely Crush Rock Creek Park From Top to
In One Day
The Washingtonian Magazine has
created a Rock Creek Park Hiking
Guide based on Melanie's
experience and suggestions.
You can find it here, ready for you
to download and print!
“Which Kind of Cherry
Blossom Are You?”
Click here to take the online quiz in
the Washington Post Express.
Story also published in the Washington Post Weekend Section as “Know
Yourself, and Your Flowers,” by Sadie Dingfelder, March 25, 2016.
American Forests magazine,
Winter-Spring 2016 issue. (Click on the image to see the
Melanie's story is on pages 16-23.
Learn about DC trees -- and the
Witness Tree Protection Program
with author Melanie Choukas-Bradley in the Washington Post Express, July 27, 2015. (Click on the image to see the story.)
A Year in Rock Creek Park The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC
By Melanie Choukas-Bradley with photographs by Susan Austin Roth
Melanie is the author of three other critically acclaimed books: City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, DC, illustrated by Polly Alexander and now in its third edition (2008), An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wildflowers and Trees: 350 Plants Observed at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland, illustrated by Tina Thieme Brown (2004, 2007), and Sugarloaf: The Mountain’s History, Geology, and Natural Lore, illustrated by Tina Thieme Brown (2003), all published by the University of Virginia Press. She is also a long-time contributor to The Washington Post and other publications, has appeared as an author and guest expert on All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show,The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and Metro Connection. In 2014, Melanie was awarded one of four inaugural “Canopy Awards” by Casey Trees, for her efforts to educate people about the trees of Washington, DC.
When author and naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley moved to Washington, DC, she learned that the natural and human history of this "city of trees" goes well beyond the flowering cherries for which it is so well known. She set out to document the botany and history of the area's trees, and the result is "City of Trees: The Complete Botanical and Historical Guide to the Trees of Washington, DC," now in its third edition. Melanie leads field trips and tree tours for Casey Trees, the Audubon Naturalist Society, the US Botanic Garden, and other organizations in and around the city. Melanie shared this story in March 2013 during a workshop organized by The Truth About Trees in collaboration with Casey Trees, with support from the National Science Foundation.