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REPUBLISHED June 30, 2012 — the information is still relevant for the horrendous storm last night. We hope to have electricity to cover the recent storm soon!!! In the evening of July 3, 2011, a violent storm ripped thru northern … Continue reading
The Nature Conservancy’s Pine Butte Ranch in Montana is nestled into the Rocky Mountain Front – the vast plains and prairies stop at the lodges’ front door, and the back door path leads to mountains covered with pines, firs and … Continue reading
My Arlington County Utility bill just came. Since its been so dry this spring, I’ve watered my trees weekly and I’m very interested in what this costs. Both water and sewer fee are charged per 1000 gallons of use, and currently … Continue reading
If you walk or bike to Ballston Metro from the south-west, chances are you use the trail that cuts thru parkland from the intersection of George Mason Drive/Wilson Boulevard to the Fairfax Drive/I 66 exit. Did y0u wonder why 100 white pin flags suddenly appeared throughout … Continue reading
If you are a resident of Arlington, you have a great opportunity to get native canopy trees planted in your neighborhood. This program is only for planting on private property (grounds of private houses, apartment buildings, condominiums, churches, etc.) and not … Continue reading
Our trees add value to our properties and quality to our lives. That is why we’ve invested so much time and money into landscaping, nurturing and maintaining our trees and gardens. The investment is worth it. Unfortunately, what looks like a … Continue reading
Last winter, the 2011 TreeSteward class had a work day on the Bluemont Connector Trail in Arlington. A large black locust tree was found to be smothered in English Ivy. TreeStewards worked to free the poor tree by using the … Continue reading
The Arlington Tree Distribution was held the weekend of October 15 and 16 at the county nursery and it was incredibly successful! Over 500 households picked up trees for themselves and neighbors, and 26 Condos or Home Owners Associations picked … Continue reading
“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in” says an ancient Greek proverb. So what does it mean when our society is intent on planting trees that grow quickly? One … Continue reading