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Arlington property owners can add value to their real estate, lower their heating and cooling bills, and provide a new home for birds and butterflies by applying for a tree from Arlington County’s Tree Canopy Fund (TCF). The cost of … Continue reading
Pre-schoolers from the Children’s International School in Rosslyn joined their parents and grandparents Sunday, April 29, in planting 32 trees in a previously weedy area along the southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway ramp to Key Bridge. Volunteers from Tree … Continue reading
Bark tells a lot about a tree. It is key to identifying deciduous trees in winter, when most have lost their leaves and buds may be out of reach or sight. Naturalist Michael Wojtech advocates learning bark as a means … Continue reading
It may be sunny outside, but the light shines brightly from your home computer if you tune in to hear or participate in urban forestry webinars that are offered free. Most, if not all, are archived about a week after … Continue reading
By Alonso Abugattas, Natural Resources Manager, Arlington County, and Capital Naturalist blogger This is National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 26 – March 2). Invasive species are non-native organisms that, often because they’re free from natural controls they had … Continue reading
Local urban foresters and naturalists are concerned about reports that a bug that can damage grapevines as well as fruit and other trees has been found in Winchester, Virginia. The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was detected in Frederick County on … Continue reading
In 2008, the Arlington County Board created the Tree Canopy Fund (TCF) to ensure funds contributed by developers who cannot meet tree planting requirements on their sites will be used to plant trees on other private property. Since then, 1,686 … Continue reading
Trees have many benefits. They provide shade, beauty and tranquility, cool the air, soak up greenhouse gases, emit oxygen, and help to shelter and feed birds and other wildlife. Native trees are especially important because they can support a huge … Continue reading