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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.

Training Syllabus 2018-2019

TSAA Syllabus 2018-19

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Limbing Up, Tying Up at the Casey Trees Farm

Three Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria were among 10 volunteers who staked and pruned 1,000 saplings at the Casey Trees Farm near Berryville, Va., on June 30th. The pruning was not the usual structural pruning that Tree Stewards perform … Continue reading

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Champion Dawn Redwood Threatened

In an effort to preserve a unique, mature tree in Arlington, the Williamsburg Civic Association and Arlington Tree Action Group have asked the County Board and county staff to not let the Commonwealth’s Champion Dawn redwood be removed by a … Continue reading

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Mature Trees Are Valuable Trees

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2018-19 Training Course Is Full

Enrollment for the 2018-19 training course for Tree Steward volunteers is full. Additional applicants will be added to a wait list and notified if any vacancy occurs.   Please consider enrolling in the 2019-20 training sessions. What do Tree Stewards … Continue reading

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A Bad Year for Forests Can Mean Hotter, Drier Climate

By Chelsea Harvey, E&E News Tropical forests suffered some of their worst losses in history last year, according to a new report from the monitoring group Global Forest Watch. About 39 million acres, or 61,000 square miles, of forest cover … Continue reading

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Upcoming events of interest to Tree Stewards and tree lovers Monday, July 9, 11 a.m.,  Mature Tree Campaign webinar, your computer Learn all about Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria’s new campaign to persuade homeowners to cherish and save their … Continue reading

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Digging This Spring

  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

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Barking Up the Trees

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

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Forestry Webinars to Watch

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

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