Author Archives: TreeStewards

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.

Books for Tree Lovers

We asked Tree Stewards to share some of their favorite tree books, and here are a few worth putting on your wishlist. Others will be added as more members contribute suggestions. NonfictionThe Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring … Continue reading

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Branching Out Winter 2018-19

Following are events of interest to Tree Stewards and other tree lovers. Outdoor events are weather permitting. (CE) Attendance at these events may be counted as Continuing Education. ANS is Audubon Naturalist Society. Here’s the website. Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī … Continue reading

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We Give Thanks for Planting Trees!

Tree Steward Eileen Grant learns that this family, planting a White oak (Quercus alba) in Ben Brenman Park’s meadow Saturday, lives just across the street and can watch their tree grow. Tree Stewards are giving thanks for their many tree-planting … Continue reading

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Witchy Hats on Witch Hazel Are in the Woods Now

Now is a great time to find bewitching sights in the woods of Northern Virginia. Here’s evidence: Witch “hats” on native Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) leaves. The conical black “hats” are the chemical reaction of the Witch hazel leaf to … Continue reading

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Help Us Plant Hundreds More Trees

The shocking new information about the unexpected acceleration of global warming should frighten all of us into doing everything we can to try to slow or halt it. Alexandria’s Natural Resources branch, Arlington County’s Urban Forestry unit, and Tree Stewards … Continue reading

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Tree Walk at Ivy Hill Cemetery

Tree Steward trainees and their mentors were agog at the magnificent tree specimens at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria on Sunday, Oct. 28th when they gathered for a tree identification expedition led by instructor Emily Ferguson. They encountered innumerable oaks … Continue reading

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Fall Tree ID Book List

Fall Tree ID Books

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Training Syllabus 2018-19.6

TSAA Syllabus 2018-19 6

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300 New Trees Planted in Arlington

  Summer rains flooded many a basement in Arlington, but along Four Mile Run as it courses through Bon Air Park, precipitation caused a wipeout. The roots of many mature trees on the banks of the creek gave way after … Continue reading

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Tree Stewards Win Alexandria Beautification Award

Tree Stewards Jane Seward, Lynn Gas, Meghan Rainey and their neighbors in urban forestry deserve rousing accolades for greatly improving their Northridge-Beverly Hills districts by conceiving and leading a project to have 139 trees planted in yards in their neighborhood. The … Continue reading

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