Upcoming Events

Last updated 9/10/2020

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.

September 2020

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, 1 pm EST Soil Assessment for Urban Trees–Part 2 Actions

Urban soils are often difficult substrates for trees. Soil management for urban trees may involve taking preventative actions, corrective actions, or both. This webinar will present some common urban soil problems and discuss best management practices for the actions we might take to overcome these challenges.

Bryant Scharenbroch received his Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, his M.S. in Plant Science from University of Idaho, and B.S. degrees from University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point in Urban Forestry and Forest Management. Bryant’s research interests are pedology and soil quality. Bryant has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has presented over 200 times at industry and scientific conferences. Bryant has served as a chair of the Urban and Anthropogenic Soils Division of the Soil Science Society of America and as Associate Editor for Arboriculture and Urban Forestry.

October 2020

October 14, 2020 | 1:00-2:15pm ET USFS Urban Forest Connections Webinars Series: Topic TBD

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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. 2020 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.