Category Archives: Advocacy

We Are All Stewards of Trees

Our mature trees are a community amenity, enhancing property values by making our neighborhood highly desirable.  I believe all of us have a duty to be tree stewards during our short time on the planet.  Those of us lucky enough … Continue reading

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Arlington Tree Canopy Fund LOI: April 13, 2012

If you are a resident of Arlington, you have a great opportunity to get native canopy trees planted in your neighborhood.  This program is only for planting on private property (grounds of private houses, apartment buildings, condominiums, churches, etc.) and not … Continue reading

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Trees Saved from Choking Hazard: Campaign Blasts Off

Our trees add value to our properties and quality to our lives. That is why we’ve invested so much time and money into landscaping, nurturing and maintaining our trees and gardens. The investment is worth it. Unfortunately, what looks like a … Continue reading

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Remove Ivy Campaign Kickoff – March 12 & 13, 2012

Tired of seeing lovely mature trees tortured by hideous vines?  Come learn how to use impactful messages, material and strategies for inspiring our neighbors to remove English ivy from their trees! Through a grant from the Tree Canopy Fund, TreeStewards … Continue reading

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Alexandria Native Tree Planting a Success: November 5, 2011

TreeSteward volunteers helped plant a total of 32 native trees characteristic of alluvial floodplain communities and mesic forest along Holmes Run were planted, including 12 Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra), 6 River Birch (Betula nigra), 4 Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis), 4 Flowering … Continue reading

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Cars finally supporting Trees!

Trees Virginia has been working with the urban forestry faculty at Virginia Tech to develop a new publicoutreach initiative — the VirginiaLoves Trees specialty license plate. The Virginia Tech Urban ForestryProgram team of Dr. Eric Wiseman and Dr. Susan Day … Continue reading

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1200 Trees Adopted into Good Arlington Homes

The Arlington Tree Distribution was held the weekend of October 15 and 16 at the county nursery and it was incredibly successful! Over 500 households picked up trees for themselves and neighbors, and 26 Condos or Home Owners Associations picked … Continue reading

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Potential Champion Trees Destroyed for Development: RIP

TreeSteward John Wingard works with the Notable Trees Committee of Arlington, locating large trees and persuading owners to apply for champion status. Below is his sad story: For years I drove by 2727 and 2731 Lorcom Lane in Arlington on … Continue reading

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Recycled Wood: From Mulberry to Tool Handles

Since November 2010, TreeSteward Jeff Lund has written articles on what to do with your tree once it is cut down or blown down so it can be recycled. Here is Jeff’s follow-up article to the Storms and Trees article … Continue reading

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Tree Vandalism

Aren’t trees gracing the middle of street medians gorgeous? Don’t they lift your spirits when you drive along a shady boulevard? So why is someone deliberately driving onto the median of Williamsburg Boulevard near Tuckahoe Street to knock them down? … Continue reading

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