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.

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

Posted in New Training Class, Training

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

Posted in Casey Trees, Community Service, Future, Planting, Re-Tree, Volunteer | Tagged , , , ,

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

Posted in Paper mill | Tagged , ,

Misperceptions

Fill in the knowledge gap about forest products. Continue reading

Posted in Wood | Tagged , , ,

Cool

Wood Engineered at UMD Saves AC Costs Continue reading

Posted in Wood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Chestnut, Future, GMO | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in Continuing Education, Webinars | Tagged , , , ,

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

Posted in Advocacy, Arlington Tree Canopy | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in Training | Tagged , ,

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

Posted in Rainfall | Tagged , , ,