Author Archives: Paula

Water Your New Trees, Please

Fall is an ideal time to plant most trees and many were planted this year. Now it’s our job to give these trees the best start possible by watering them regularly. About three gallons per week will do it. Why … Continue reading

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Tree Damage in the Wake of Irene

Irene was not kind to trees in our neighborhood. With ground saturated from a day of rain, powerful winds twisted trees out of the ground. The two downed trees that I observed today were in relatively exposed locations, on a … Continue reading

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Mulching Party Success!

What a difference! The photo with the bare ground shows how the park appeared BEFORE the crew put the mulch down. Not only does the park look much better with mulch, but the trees will be much happier too. Mulch … Continue reading

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TreeStewards Class of 2011 Celebrates Graduation!

Training accomplished, final exams passed, TreeStewards Class of 2011 celebrated their graduation with former graduates and current volunteers. Chris Zimmerman, Arlington County Board, talked about the value of volunteerism and the important work done by TreeStewards. TreeStewards President, Nora Palmatier, … Continue reading

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Community Pruning Workshops Open to the Public: February 12 and 13, 2011

Learn about basic tree and shrub pruning! This is a community education program, free of charge. You’ll have an opportunity to see pruning in action and real live TreeStewards will be available to answer questions. Your shrubs and trees will … Continue reading

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TreeStewards Brave Below Freezing Temperatures to Learn Advanced Pruning Techniques

Temperatures in the high 20s and intermittent snowfall did not deter twenty-four dedicated TreeStewards from attending today’s training session. Marco A. Paredes, arborist and landscaping team leader with Arlington County, led the training on advanced pruning techniques. An excellent video … Continue reading

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