Author Archives: Dove Coggeshall

Recommended Book: “Founding Gardeners” by Andrea Wulf

Looking for a little patriotic reading during the July 4th holiday?  Check out Andrea Wulf’s new book Founding Gardeners:  The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation. Inspired by the grounds of Thomas Jefferson’s estate, Monticello, Wulf … Continue reading

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How to Recycle Your Downed Tree as Lumber

Here is some practical advice courtesy of TreeSteward (and Woodworker) Jeff Lund on what to expect if you decide to have your yard tree converted into usable lumber after its demise.  In general, trees are removed from yards for one … Continue reading

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Join Us on June 22, 2011: Presentation on Growing Trees in the City

On Wednesday, June 22, 2011, beginning at 7:15 p.m., Karen Kumm Morris will discuss the best practices for planting trees in urban settings – both on residential properties and in public parks.  Learn more about the latest techniques:  Expanded Tree … Continue reading

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Yellowwood Trees: A Distinctive Choice for Small Gardens

“Rare and refined” is how Nancy Hugo and Jeff Kirwan describe the yellowwood tree (Cladrastis kentukea) in the book “Remarkable Trees of Virginia.”  Lovely green foliage; clusters of fragrant white, wisteria-like blooms in May; smooth, beech-like bark; golden yellow fall … Continue reading

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Leafsnap, an iPhone App for Identifying Trees

Tree enthusiasts are always on the lookout for new tools for identifying trees, and this time, it’s free. Leafsnap is a new iPhone app (yours is coming soon, Android users) that allows you to snap a photo of a leaf … Continue reading

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Now Open: TreeSteward Tree Tables at a Farmers Market Near You

Throughout the summer, TreeStewards will be appearing on select Saturdays at the Arlington Farmers Market at the Courthouse to answer tree-related questions from the general public. When is the best time to prune my magnolia?  What should I do to … Continue reading

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