Author Archives: Nora Palmatier

How to Select an Arborist or Tree Service Company

While Tree Stewards do not recommend specific companies, we do provide advice for selecting a good service. Above all, we recommend contacting a certified arborist working with a bonded and insured tree company. You could ask for recommendations from neighborhood … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Choices: Living, Cut, or Artificial

‘Tis the season in which many believe the holidays would not be complete without a decorated tree. For those who care about their own environmental impact, the good news is you can follow your traditional celebration with a clear conscious! … Continue reading

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Winter Tree Care

The winter months are a great time to catch-up on tree maintenance and prepare for the spring growing season.  During the summer months, it is important to water trees but generally not perform maintenance (i.e. pruning or pest treatments); while … Continue reading

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Winter Tree ID Presentation November 10, 2015

Arlington County Urban Forester Vincent Verweij gave a great presentation to TreeStewards last week on winter tree ID.  The entire presentation is available at https://treestewards.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/winter-tree-id-vverweij.pdf  

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From Current President Nora Palmatier

TreeStewards Arlington & Alexandria Annual Meeting with elections for the Board of Directors and officers will be Tuesday, July 14 at Fairlington Community Center.  Socializing begins at 6:30 PM and a very important organizational meeting begins at 7:00.  We members … Continue reading

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Continuing Care and ID at Four Mile Run Park

Just like human babies, newly planted trees need ongoing care and protection. In April 2013, TreeStewards and Casey Trees planted twenty-five young trees in Four Mile Run Park off Mt. Vernon Avenue.  And over the last two summers, TreeSteward Kurt Moser … Continue reading

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Tree Walk at Bon Air Park: Saturday, June 21, 2014

Come learn about trees — how to identify them, ideas for your yard, maintenance tips and much more.  TreeStewards will be leading walks and answering question at Bon Air Park this coming Saturday, June 21.  Walks will leave at 10 … Continue reading

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Volunteers at Work: Please ask us why

Earth Day is just another day to volunteer for TreeStewards.  This year members were involved in tree plantings at Tarleton Park in Alexandria, at homes in Falls Church, and along the streets of DC. Volunteers staffed tree sales in Parkfairfax and Ben Brenman … Continue reading

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Class of 2014 TreeStewards Graduate

  Training accomplished, final exams passed, the twenty-one members of TreeStewards Class of 2014 celebrated their graduation with former graduates and current volunteers.  Alexandria City Arborist John Noelle spoke on how useful volunteers are in maintaining our tree canopy; and he … Continue reading

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Making a Difference in 2013: 4,000 Trees and 5,000 People

The numbers have been crunched from our on-line reporting system and 64 TreeSteward members reported 3300+ service hours in calendar year 2013. More importantly, we provided education over 5,000 times and worked directly with trees 4,000 times. For statisticians reading … Continue reading

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