Category Archives: Community Service

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

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Branching Out in 2019

Tree Stewards events you won’t want to miss! VOL = Volunteer (30 hours required to maintain your TSAA status); CE = Continuing Education (post-training, 8 hours required to maintain your TSAA status); Admin = counts as volunteer hours for participants. … Continue reading

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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

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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

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300 New Trees Planted in Arlington

  Summer rains flooded many a basement in Arlington, but along Four Mile Run as it courses through Bon Air Park, precipitation caused a wipeout. The roots of many mature trees on the banks of the creek gave way after … Continue reading

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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

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Gently Hug Your Older Trees

This campaign was produced by TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria with a grant from ecoAction Arlington. It is in the public domain and may be used by all tree lovers worldwide. We do not have translated material. Click here to … Continue reading

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Mature Trees Presentation

Mature Tree Slide Deck in PDF This short slide presentation and  all elements of the Mature Trees Are Valuable Trees are in the public domain for tree lovers to share with their friends, neighbors, community and church groups, schools, public … Continue reading

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NYC Street Tree Map : NYC Parks

Explore and learn about every street tree in New York City, including stewardship activities. See tree-map.nycgovparks.org/

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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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