Category Archives: Community Service

Treecycling: Books Into Trees

… and kids into environmentalists! Imagine young entrepreneurs collecting gently used books from friends and neighbors, and selling them to new owners. The two youth raised money to purchase and plant trees so their playground can become a National Wildlife … Continue reading

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Save Our Counted Trees from Invasives: February 21, 2015

  On Saturday morning, February 21, 2015 we will remove invasive plants choking the trees — and practice our winter tree ID skills.  Please don your winter work clothes, bring gloves and clippers and meet us between 9AM and Noon at the intersection … Continue reading

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Continuing Care and ID at Four Mile Run Park

Just like human babies, newly planted trees need ongoing care and protection. In April 2013, TreeStewards and Casey Trees planted twenty-five young trees in Four Mile Run Park off Mt. Vernon Avenue.  And over the last two summers, TreeSteward Kurt Moser … Continue reading

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Joyeous Tree Adoptions!

Over 400 tree whips were adopted in Arlington on October 4, 2014 with the assistance of TreeSteward volunteers. Each adoptive family received a Tree Owners Manual as well as individualized education from a TreeSteward on selecting, planting and maintaining the … Continue reading

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Tree Scavenger Hunts: Westover and Chestnut Hills Park

Can you tell one special fact about the Sweetgum tree in front of the Westover Library? Why is the Kentucky Coffeetree at Chestnut Hills Park called that? What’s the difference between a Scarlet Oak and a Pin Oak? Now, it’s … Continue reading

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Grate Project Protects Our Street Trees

By TreeSteward Richard Fontwengler In March of this year teams of Tree Stewards fanned out along the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor to inspect street trees growing in planter pits with tree grates.  Arlington County, short on resources to survey the condition of … Continue reading

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Tree Walk at Bon Air Park: Saturday, June 21, 2014

Come learn about trees — how to identify them, ideas for your yard, maintenance tips and much more.  TreeStewards will be leading walks and answering question at Bon Air Park this coming Saturday, June 21.  Walks will leave at 10 … Continue reading

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Volunteers at Work: Please ask us why

Earth Day is just another day to volunteer for TreeStewards.  This year members were involved in tree plantings at Tarleton Park in Alexandria, at homes in Falls Church, and along the streets of DC. Volunteers staffed tree sales in Parkfairfax and Ben Brenman … Continue reading

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Class of 2014 TreeStewards Graduate

  Training accomplished, final exams passed, the twenty-one members of TreeStewards Class of 2014 celebrated their graduation with former graduates and current volunteers.  Alexandria City Arborist John Noelle spoke on how useful volunteers are in maintaining our tree canopy; and he … Continue reading

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Prevention through Education: The Home Show Strategy

Too often the first inkling of construction in our neighborhoods is the day the trees come down — but could this be prevented by education to the construction companies and residents planning to remodel or build a new house? TreeStewards and the Arlington County … Continue reading

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