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.

Get a Free Tree Planted on Your Arlington Property

Arlingtonians should apply by Dec. 20 to have a free Tree Canopy Fund tree professionally planted next spring. Need help choosing the right tree for your place? Contact us at info@treestewards.org to request our assistance.

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Here’s How to Help Your Sickly Oak Trees

The following guidance was developed by Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church urban foresters with participation by Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria and Arlington Regional Master Naturalists.

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30 More Trees Planted at Polk Elementary School

Fifty-four volunteers spent Indigenous Peoples Day planting 30 more native trees at Alexandria’s James K. Polk Elementary School, completing the second of three efforts to add 100 new trees to the school grounds. Volunteers from Tree Stewards of Arlington and … Continue reading

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Four Mile Run Park Gets 50 New Trees

Alexandria’s 60-acre Four Mile Run Park has 50 new trees planted Friday, Oct. 4, by Intus Windows staff and clients—plus the Lithuanian ambassador to the United States—with inspiration and mentoring by Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria. Intus, which makes … Continue reading

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Volunteer Training Begins

They were early arriving, eager to learn how to become trained volunteers with Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria. Five interns who began classes last winter joined 25 new students to fill the training room at Fairlington Community Center on … Continue reading

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Planting at the Casey Trees Farm

Six Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria transplanted dozens of trees Saturday at the 75-acre Casey Trees Farm near Berryville, Virginia. The farm grows trees primarily for use in helping the District of Columbia achieve 40 percent tree canopy by … Continue reading

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Economics

Western MD Paper Mill Closes When a paper mill closes, the impact is felt by more than its jobless employees. Forest owners and loggers also are scrambling to find feasible outlets for their products, including those grown in Virginia. Here’s … Continue reading

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Misperceptions

Fill in the knowledge gap about forest products. Continue reading

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Cool

Wood Engineered at UMD Saves AC Costs Continue reading

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Great Long Read

IS GMO a Bad Word or the Way of the World? Darling 58 is on a path to become the first genetically modified tree to be released in the wild. Should we worry about this new American Chestnut? Or should … Continue reading

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