Watering Young Trees = SUCCESS

West side with no tree shade

West side leading to playground with no morning shade in 2013.

October 2013 was just the first step in reforesting Tarleton Park in Alexandria.  TD Bank employees under the guidance of TreeSteward volunteers planted 30 trees – and provided enough funds for weekly summer watering for two years. You can read about the event in the following blog post. Thanks to the support of the neighborhood and TS Bonnie Petry who coordinated the watering,  these young trees are thriving. In July 2016, TreeStewards toured the park to record the growth of trees.  Check out the before and after photos!

Open field with no tree shade

Wide open field with no trees in 2013.

Field with 14 young trees present with TS Bonnie and assistant

TS Bonnie Petry with neighborhood assistant. July 2016 view — count how many trees with watering bags are now present.

River birch now 12 feet high from 5 ft in 2013

playground with young trees


About TreeStewards

TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, are trained volunteers who work to protect, preserve, and enhance urban tree canopy through public education and volunteer activities such as planting, pruning, and caring for trees.
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