Upcoming events of interest to Tree Stewards and tree lovers
Monday, July 9, 11 a.m., Mature Tree Campaign webinar, your computer
Learn all about Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria’s new campaign to persuade homeowners to cherish and save their mature trees from destruction and disease. Details about how to join will be announced closer to the date. You can watch from home or join other tree lovers at viewing parties.
ATTEND IF YOU CAN: Tuesday, July 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Mature Tree Campaign in-person training, Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington
How should Tree Stewards talk to property owners about their mature trees? What should we say? What should we not say? How can we direct them to an arborist? Jim McGlone, urban forest conservationist with the Virginia Department of Forestry, will answer those and many more questions to help us promote the mature tree campaign. Free.
Thursday, July 12, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Grasses: the good, the bad, and the just plain ugly! A Talk by Botanist Sarah Chamberlain, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St. Arlington
Join botanist and grass enthusiast Sarah Chamberlain to learn about the different kinds of grasses found in the Mid- Atlantic Region. Good native grass choices for landscaping and beautification, landscape grasses that are not native to the area, and invasive grasses that pose a threat to our natural landscapes. Get to know the identifying characteristics of these species, find outwhich ones are best to plant in your native grass garden, and hear about some interesting research into invasive grasses and their control. Sarah Chamberlain is a botanist and curator of the PAC Herbarium at Penn State University and author of the new Field Guide to Grasses of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Free, sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.