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About TreeStewards

TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, are trained volunteers who work to protect, preserve, and enhance urban tree canopy through public education and volunteer activities such as planting, pruning, and caring for trees.

Spring Doings

Meet Our Graduates The Training Committee is incredibly proud of the intrepid students who learned all about trees, from planting to pruning, during our first try with training in modules. They stuck with it through three seasons. They became friends, … Continue reading

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Picnic in the Rain To celebrate our graduates and express our gratitude for our valued community partners, we held a picnic last Fort Ward Park in Alexandria on a rainy May 5th. Fortunately, there was a pavilion to keep guests … Continue reading

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Adding 33 Trees at Polk School, the First of 100 Tree Stewards Jane Seward and Lynn Gas and teacher Steven Neely coordinated a city-approved plan to add 100 trees to the grounds of James K. Polk Elementary School in Alexandria, … Continue reading

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Adding Trees to 4MR Park Volunteers from Oracle Corp. in Arlington joined Tree Stewards and other volunteers to add 30 trees around a play field in Alexandria’s Four Mile Run Park on May 11. The trees were provided by the … Continue reading

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Cover Story: We’re on the Front Page Over five sessions this spring, Tree Stewards visited two Arlington parks to sleeve nearly 1,000 saplings with biodegradable tubes that will protect from wind, wildlife, and chemicals until the trees can survive on … Continue reading

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Young Trees Need Your Help Now

Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria invite you to join us in volunteering to sleeve saplings with biodegradable tubes that will protect from wind, wildlife and chemicals until the trees can survive on their own in our parks. This is … Continue reading

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City Nature Challenge Starts Friday

Over four days starting this Friday, which cities worldwide will engage the most people to record the most observations of wildlife and plants, and find the most species? This is the City Nature Challenge, and it’s open to all, including … Continue reading

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2018 Annual Report

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Vine Finding on a Fine Afternoon

Tree Stewards, trainees and other environmentalists headed out along Holmes Run in Alexandria Sunday to find native and invasive vines after learning how to distinguish them from a slide lecture by noted naturalist Rod Simmons. First stop outside Beatley Library … Continue reading

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Learn About Native Vines and Trees

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