Branching Out in 2019

Tree Stewards events you won’t want to miss!

VOL = Volunteer (30 hours required to maintain your TSAA status); CE = Continuing Education (post-training, 8 hours required to maintain your TSAA status); Admin = counts as volunteer hours for participants.

RiP at Ivy Hill Cemetery (Vol) NEW, WARMER DATE!

RESCHEDULED to Saturday, Jan. 26, 9:30 a.m.-noon

Ivy Hill Cemetery, 2823 King St., Alexandria 22302

Join Mary Farah, natural resources field inspector for Alexandria’s department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, in removing invasive English ivy from the historic 22-acre cemetery that recently hosted a tree walk for Tree Steward trainees. Start the new year by earning required volunteer hours on the day of service that honors the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Open to ARMN, MGNV and the public (with supervision). Please register here.

Quarterly Meeting with Arlington Parks & Natural Resources (Admin)

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1-2 p.m.

2700 S. Taylor St., Arlington 22206, small conference room

Tree Stewards pruning, planting, RiP, notable tree and chapter leaders meet with Arlington urban forestry and parks officials to coordinate activities. Other Tree Stewards are welcome to attend, but the meeting room is small.

RiP at Brandymore Castle (Vol)

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. – noon

(also Feb. 26, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 26, Dec. 31)

East Falls Church Park, 1730 N. Roosevelt St., Arlington 22205 (1/4 mile from East Falls Church Metro)

This regularly scheduled invasive plant removal, “Every Last Weed, Every Last Tuesday,” moves to the base of the hill to attack porcelain berry and other invaders that kill trees and prevent native plants from growing. Meet at the basketball court to sign in and tool up. Click here to register. Open to all volunteers.

Winter Tree ID (mandatory for trainees)

Emily Ferguson, Tree Steward and tree researcher

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7-8:30 p.m.

Fairlington Community Center, 3309 S. Stafford St., Arlington 22206, Room 100

Bring your loupe and tree ID books to examine branching, bark, and buds on winter twigs to help you learn how to identify trees without leaves. This is hard, so have supper before class or bring it with you. Trainees will be joined by five new students who are starting with Module. Veteran Tree Stewards are welcome to attend. Closed to the public.

Winter Tree ID Walk 1 (Trainees must attend at least one winter ID walk)

Saturday, Feb. 2, 1:30-3 p.m.

Woodlawn Park, 1400 N. Buchanan St., Arlington 22205

Emily Ferguson helps trainees learn how to identify trees in winter at this recently renovated small urban park. Dress for standing in the weather; no heaving hiking here. Bring loupe, tree ID books, binoculars if you have them. Open to all Tree Stewards. Public not encouraged due to small area.

TSAA Board meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

Venue to come

Advocacy and other topics will be on the agenda. Open to all Tree Stewards.

Winter Tree ID Walk 2 (Trainees must attend at least one winter ID walk)

Saturday, Feb. 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Dyke Marsh Trail, Belle Haven Marina Driveway, first left off GW Parkway south of I-495 after condos on river

Learn to identify wetland trees in a marsh with a potentially watery trail out to the Potomac River boardwalk. Wear waterproof footgear and be prepared for a walk along flat, possibly submerged, terrain. Bring loupe, tree ID books, binoculars, camera for waterfowl and views. Open to all Tree Stewards and Friends of Dyke Marsh.

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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