Category Archives: Community Service

2018-19 Training Course Is Full

Enrollment for the 2018-19 training course for Tree Steward volunteers is full. Additional applicants will be added to a wait list and notified if any vacancy occurs.   Please consider enrolling in the 2019-20 training sessions. What do Tree Stewards … Continue reading

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Upcoming events of interest to Tree Stewards and tree lovers Monday, July 9, 11 a.m.,  Mature Tree Campaign webinar, your computer Learn all about Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria’s new campaign to persuade homeowners to cherish and save their … Continue reading

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Digging This Spring

  Pre-schoolers from the Children’s International School in Rosslyn joined their parents and grandparents Sunday, April 29, in planting 32 trees in a previously weedy area along the southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway ramp to Key Bridge. Volunteers from Tree … Continue reading

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It’s Invasive Species Week

By Alonso Abugattas, Natural Resources Manager, Arlington County, and Capital Naturalist blogger   This is National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 26 – March 2). Invasive species are non-native organisms that, often because they’re free from natural controls they had … Continue reading

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Watering Young Trees = SUCCESS

October 2013 was just the first step in reforesting Tarleton Park in Alexandria.  TD Bank employees under the guidance of TreeSteward volunteers planted 30 trees – and provided enough funds for weekly summer watering for two years. You can read … Continue reading

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Volunteer Training Class starts February 2, 2016

Help us make a Difference and Join! Next Volunteer Training Class will be held on Tuesday evenings, February 2 -April 12, 2016 7 – 9:30 PM at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Class will also include three Saturday morning sessions. For … Continue reading

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Oct. 24, 2015: Tree Distribution Arlington

Over 400 trees were adopted and education was delivered to over 350 families on care of their new tree. It was wonderful to see the happy people and know trees would be well cared for!

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Second Annual Alexandria City Tree Give Away

On Saturday October 10, 2015 The Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria held their Second Annual Tree Give Away for residents of Alexandria City.  One hundred and five trees were offered for the reserve fee of $5.  Residents signed up online … Continue reading

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Native Trees Available for Arlington Yards

Choose the best native tree for your Arlington yard with the help of TreeStewards this fall. Arlington County’s Natural Resources Division is providing a variety of native tree species and one would be perfect for your yard. Among the different species … Continue reading

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TreeStewards are Good Neighbors

By TreeSteward Joslin Gallatin, Class of 2015  Arlington’s Tree Canopy Fund is a project to increase the number of shade trees in neighborhoods with low canopy coverage. As a  TreeSteward volunteer, I  offered to meet with a potential recipient who … Continue reading

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