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.

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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CE for All

Webinars on Your Computer Archived webinars are an easy way to meet some of your required Continuing Education credits. All but trainees and recent graduates need to log 8 CE hours per year. Each webinar runs about an hour. TREE … Continue reading

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Trees and Stream Restoration: What’s the Connection?

Everything. Eroding stream banks can expose tree roots, eventually killing trees, which can fall into streams, blocking water flow and reducing precious tree canopy. But many mature trees often are lost when streams are “restored.” They cannot be replaced with … Continue reading

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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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Spring Doings.1

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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Spring Doings.2

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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Spring Doings.3

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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