On Saturday, March 25, 2023, 15 Marymount University students and staff braved a steady rain to join 10 Tree Stewards and two Arlington County urban foresters in planting 25 native trees in Arlington’s Tyrol Hill Park.
This project was the result of a heat mapping study that Marymount University students did a year ago, in which the Tyrol Park area off of Carlin Springs Road/Columbia Pike was identified as one of the hottest parts of the county, with low tree canopy to boot. The Marymount students then raised the funds and worked with Arlington County Urban Forest Manager Vincent Verweij to design a planting that, over time, will help cool the area.
The photos show some of our muddy and exhilarated crew at the end of the session. This planting was made harder by the rain, but the trees had no complaint, and now that these high-quality Casey Tree Farm trees are leafed out, it is clear that the effort was well worth it!
Photos provided by Tree Steward volunteers.