Upcoming Events

Last updated 2/5/2021

COVID 19 UPDATE: A new training class will not be scheduled for the fall.  At this time, Tree Stewards are not sponsoring public volunteer events, but we will share information on virtual continuing education opportunities on this page.  Fortunately, beautiful trees can still be admired from windows and walks.

February 2021

Extreme Events in the Urban Forest: Assessment, Response, and Recovery
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:15pm ET

Natural disasters cause significant damage each year to our urban forests, and years of local investment in planting and caring for community trees can be suddenly wiped away. We know that urban forest and community resilience can be improved by using best practices in planning, response and recovery. The questions we seek to answer through this special webinar event are: how can we rapidly assess storm damage and what are the lessons learned in mobilizing an effective response and long-term recovery effort? Dr. Steve Norman of the USDA Forest Service will share the newest publicly available remote sensing tools available to predict and assess forest damage. Will Liner of the Florida Forest Service will share how they effectively assessed damage using Urban Forest Strike Teams in Florida and Alabama last year after Hurricane Sally. Alex Sherman, city forester with Springfield, Massachusetts will share lessons learned in long-term recovery from a 2011 tornado.

Go to: https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/ucf/

March 2021

Urban Forest Connections Webinars Series March 10, 2021 | 1:00-2:15pm ET

Ongoing Activities

Events are open to all unless otherwise noted — come out and volunteer with Tree Stewards or come to a public event to learn how to care for trees.

Every weekend and some Tuesdays area-wide: Save Trees and Native Habitat
Join Master Naturalists to remove invasive plants in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax County. Visit this link for details and locations. Contact the site leader if you plan to participate. Some hours change seasonally.

Select Saturdays, May-September: Arlington Courthouse Tree Table
Tree Stewards staff an information table at the Arlington Courthouse Farmer’s Market once each month in the summer. This project is a fun way to earn volunteer hours while helping to educate the public and expand your own knowledge. New graduates most welcome — we will schedule you with an experienced Tree Steward. 2021 table dates are not yet available. Contact Carol Weldon at cweldon2@verizon.net if you are intersted in getting involved.

Every Fall and Spring: Casey Trees in DC
Casey Trees plants thousands of trees across the District of Columbia with help from volunteers. Learn their technique and help reach DC’s goal of 40 percent tree canopy by 2032. Register early: Tree planting opportunities fill very quickly, often the same day they’re announced. Members (donors) get first dibs. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Click here to learn more and register.