Tree Stewards Partner with TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation to Plant Native Trees

On Monday, October 17 2022, twenty-five TD Bank employees, two community volunteers, and nine Tree Stewards gathered in Alexandria’s James Marx All Veterans Park to plant 32 native trees.

A photo showing the thirty-six participants.

The trees were species like Sweet Gum, Northern Red Oak, Black Locust, Common Hackberry, and White Oak.

A photo showing a volunteer driving a tree-supporting stake into the ground.

This planting was made possible by a generous grant from TD Bank through the Arbor Day Foundation, which covered the cost of trees and materials to ensure they thrive. These specifically included thirty-two 5- and 7-gallon container trees, mulch, stakes, watering bags, trunk protectors, and funding for watering for the growing season (May-September 2023).

A photo showing two volunteers with their newly-planted tree.

The volunteers showed great interest in Tree Steward coaching on proper tree planting, including details of how to carefully detangle circling roots and get the trees off to a great start and a long life.

A Tree Steward demonstrates how to properly plant a tree.
A photo showing a TD Bank volunteer and a Tree Steward posing with their newly planted tree.

Thanks so much to our partners TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation for making this tree planting event a success!

The TD Tree Days logo
The Arbor Day Foundation logo

Photos provided by TD Bank.

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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