Category Archives: Education

Tree Anatomy for Tree Stewards

Trainees, you’ll want to refer to this valuable Tree Anatomy lecture by Jim McGlone  when thinking about pruning trees, or answering the upcoming Module 2 quiz.

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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

Posted in Community Service, Continuing Education, Education, Invasive plants, Ivy Hill Cemetery, Training Materials

Books for Tree Lovers

We asked Tree Stewards to share some of their favorite tree books, and here are a few worth putting on your wishlist. Others will be added as more members contribute suggestions. 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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Witchy Hats on Witch Hazel Are in the Woods Now

Now is a great time to find bewitching sights in the woods of Northern Virginia. Here’s evidence: Witch “hats” on native Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) leaves. The conical black “hats” are the chemical reaction of the Witch hazel leaf to … Continue reading

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Tree Walk at Ivy Hill Cemetery

Tree Steward trainees and their mentors were agog at the magnificent tree specimens at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria on Sunday, Oct. 28th when they gathered for a tree identification expedition led by instructor Emily Ferguson. They encountered innumerable oaks … Continue reading

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Fall Tree ID Book List

Fall Tree ID Books

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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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Forestry Webinars to Watch for CE Credit

It may be sunny outside, but the light shines brightly from your home computer if you tune in to hear or participate in urban forestry webinars that are offered free. Most, if not all, are archived about a week after … Continue reading

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