2022 Review: Almost 10,000 Trees Assisted

The Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria were certainly busy in 2022. Our 92 members provided over 4,000 hours of service in the region. In particular, we provided education to around 5,200 people, and provided maintenance to nearly 10,000 trees.

The Tree Stewards participated in a diverse range of activities.

The greatest number of hours volunteered is in our parks, in particular working with our partners in Arlington County and the City of Alexandria to provide hands-on tree care on public property.

Our volunteers also spend a lot of time on public education, in particular ensuring the public understands the importance of our native canopy. We do this through information tables at community events, by hosting tree walks, or hosting virtual presentations.

We also work closely with the Arlington Tree Canopy Fund and consult with homeowners to select the right tree for their yard. This past year we were privileged to work with EcoAction’s Tree Equity Program to successfully reach previously underserved communities.

Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria welcomes all citizens who care about trees to join us. For information on training classes, upcoming activities, requesting a Tree Steward speaker, or to comment on trees in your neighborhood, email: treestewardsarlalexva@gmail.com.

The data in this post comes from TrackItForward, our volunteer hour reporting platform. It consists of self-reported data, submitted by Tree Stewards. It was turned into data visualizations by Tree Steward Emily Potosky.

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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