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Category Archives: Alexandria Tree Canopy
30 More Trees Planted at Polk Elementary School
Fifty-four volunteers spent Indigenous Peoples Day planting 30 more native trees at Alexandria’s James K. Polk Elementary School, completing the second of three efforts to add 100 new trees to the school grounds. Volunteers from Tree Stewards of Arlington and … Continue reading
Posted in Alexandria Tree Canopy Tagged Allison Silberberg, Bob Williams, Bonnie Petry, Jane Seward, John Marlin, Lynn Gas, native trees, Polk Elementary School, Rod Simmons, Steve Neeley, teachers, Volkswagen, Volunteers Comments Off on 30 More Trees Planted at Polk Elementary School
Four Mile Run Park Gets 50 New Trees
Alexandria’s 60-acre Four Mile Run Park has 50 new trees planted Friday, Oct. 4, by Intus Windows staff and clients—plus the Lithuanian ambassador to the United States—with inspiration and mentoring by Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria. Intus, which makes … Continue reading
Posted in Alexandria Tree Canopy Tagged #INTUSWindows, Allison Silberberg, Bob Williams, Bonnie Petry, Del Pepper, Dion Bates, Four Mile Run Park, Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States Rolandas Kriščiūnas, Mo Seifeldein, One Window One Tree, Rod Simmons, trainees, veterans, Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Volunteers Comments Off on Four Mile Run Park Gets 50 New Trees
Protecting Sentinel Trees by Removing Ivy
Don’t just stop at trees! Here are 40 reasons to remove ivy from your yard. Thank you, Colin Purrington, for compiling this list. The environmental destruction caused by English ivy (Hedra helix) is a classic example of why native plants, … Continue reading
Posted in Alexandria Tree Canopy, Community Service, Continuing Education, Invasive plants, Ivy Hill Cemetery, Mature Trees Are Valuable, Protecting Sentinel Trees, Tree Care, Volunteer Tagged Bonnie Petry, Dangers of Ivy, Eileen Grant, Jane Seward, Lynn Gas, Mary Farrah Comments Off on Protecting Sentinel Trees by Removing Ivy
We Give Thanks for Planting Trees!
Tree Steward Eileen Grant learns that this family, planting a White oak (Quercus alba) in Ben Brenman Park’s meadow Saturday, lives just across the street and can watch their tree grow. Tree Stewards are giving thanks for their many tree-planting … Continue reading
Posted in Alexandria Tree Canopy, Arlington Tree Canopy, Ben Brenman Park, Benjamin Banneker Park, Bluemont Park, Community Service, Education, Events, Growing Tree Canopy, Invasive plants, New Training Class, Uncategorized, Volunteer Tagged Alexandria Department of Recreation Parks and Cultural Activities, Andrew Knapik, Arlington Urban Forestry, Backlick Run, Bob Williams, Bonnie Burgess, Bonnie Petry, Boundary Stone, Cameron Station, Dan Schwartz, Eileen Grant, Four Mile Run, Holmes Run, Marymount University, Parknership, SW 9 Comments Off on We Give Thanks for Planting Trees!
Help Us Plant Hundreds More Trees
The shocking new information about the unexpected acceleration of global warming should frighten all of us into doing everything we can to try to slow or halt it. Alexandria’s Natural Resources branch, Arlington County’s Urban Forestry unit, and Tree Stewards … Continue reading
Posted in Alexandria Tree Canopy, Arlington Tree Canopy, Ben Brenman Park, Benjamin Banneker Park, Bluemont Park, Canopy Loss, Community Service, Events, Extreme Weather, Global Warming, Growing Tree Canopy, New Training Class, Volunteer Comments Off on Help Us Plant Hundreds More Trees
Tree Stewards Win Alexandria Beautification Award
Tree Stewards Jane Seward, Lynn Gas, Meghan Rainey and their neighbors in urban forestry deserve rousing accolades for greatly improving their Northridge-Beverly Hills districts by conceiving and leading a project to have 139 trees planted in yards in their neighborhood. The … Continue reading
Posted in Alexandria Tree Canopy, Canopy Loss, Community Service, Events, Growing Tree Canopy, Volunteer Tagged Alexandria, Allison Silberberg, Award, Beautification, Beverly Hills Civic Association, Del Pepper, Growing Tree Canopy, Jeanne Snapp, Northridge Civic Association, Paul Smedberg, species, volunteering Comments Off on Tree Stewards Win Alexandria Beautification Award