The nineteen new members of TreeStewards are already signed up to staff tree information tables at farmers markets, plant trees in Alexandria and Falls Church, and work with their condos’ green committees.
Class sessions started on February 3 and met each Tuesday night through April 14. Perhaps the most challenging part of the class was the pruning practicum at Yorktown High School on a bitter cold Saturday in February — the biggest learning was to put hand warmers in the glove hand with the steel pruner…. And surely the most fun was examining trees outside Fairlington Community Center classroom as the sun slowly sank in the west and flashlights were required.
Congratulations to the new TreeStewards. We look forward to working with you.