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We are all dismayed to see so many trees removed when an old house is torn down and a new one built. Yes, Arlington County has regulations requiring preservation and replanting, yet we wonder if these are sufficiently followed? This … Continue reading
Despite its serene name, Ailanthus altissima, more commonly known as Tree of Heaven, is less than a gift from above. A non-native invasive originating in China, Tree of Heaven spreads rapidly, outpacing native plants in its growth and often killing … Continue reading
Applications for the Fall 2023 Training class are now closed. Thank you so much for your interest! If you are interested in participating in future training classes, please email us at email@example.com. We will notify you via email when we plan … Continue reading
On Saturday, March 25, 2023, 15 Marymount University students and staff braved a steady rain to join 10 Tree Stewards and two Arlington County urban foresters in planting 25 native trees in Arlington’s Tyrol Hill Park. This project was the … Continue reading
The Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria were certainly busy in 2022. Our 92 members provided over 4,000 hours of service in the region. In particular, we provided education to around 5,200 people, and provided maintenance to nearly 10,000 trees. … Continue reading
On Sunday October 23rd, 2022, community members joined 9 Tree Stewards in Alexandria Virginia’s Ben Brenman Park to plant 28 native trees. The tree species planted included White Oak, Sweet Gum, Eastern Red Cedar, Common Hackberry, Black Locust, Sycamore, and … Continue reading
On Monday, October 17 2022, twenty-five TD Bank employees, two community volunteers, and nine Tree Stewards gathered in Alexandria’s James Marx All Veterans Park to plant 32 native trees. The trees were species like Sweet Gum, Northern Red Oak, Black … Continue reading
By Nora Palmatier, President Ever since Tree Stewards’ first tree census project at Ft. Myers Joint Base in 2008, members have completed similar tasks for the Tree Canopy Fund, and in neighborhood parks, schools, churches, and condos. Each project, we … Continue reading
On April 2, TSAA celebrated the graduation of our 2022 class of Trainees! These new “Interns” have to report 30 volunteer hours in their first year to become full Tree Stewards and earn our signature green polo shirts and nametags. … Continue reading
On Monday, February 21, 2022, Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria spent time pruning trees in Arlington’s Mosaic Park. By correcting structural defects in young trees, Tree Stewards expect the trees to grow up strong and healthy to shade Mosaic … Continue reading