TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria are volunteers who take the lead within their communities to enhance a sustainable urban forest through volunteer activities and public education programs. Our volunteer activities include:
- planting, pruning, mulching and watering of street, park and school trees
- staffing informational booths at farmers’ markets and local festivals, in conjunction with Virginia Cooperative Extension
- leading neighborhood Tree Walks and speaking at community gatherings
- advocating for trees wherever and whenever needed
Our chapter took root in 2001, with help from Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Urban Forestry Council’s Trees Virginia.
After a steady growth in membership, TSAA in 2010 adopted bylaws, elected a board of directors to oversee its budget and programs, and reaffirmed its partnerships with Arlington County, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Alexandria City and Trees Virginia. Also in that year TSAA became a registered nonprofit with the state of Virginia and the IRS.
TSAA welcomes all citizens who care about trees to join us. Volunteer training classes begin in February and run 14 weeks. The dates of the 2014 training session will be announced in October. For information on training classes, upcoming activities, requesting a TreeSteward speaker, or to comment on trees in your neighborhood, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TreeStewards is a statewide program sponsored by the Virginia Urban Forest Council.
Chapters in the Dominion include:
Front Royal TreeStewards
Roanoke Tree Stewards
Virginia Beach TreeStewards (specialized Master Gardeners)