Category Archives: Education

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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Training Syllabus

TSAA Syllabus 2018-19

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Branching Out, Fall 2018.2

Following are events of interest to Tree Stewards and other tree lovers. Outdoor events are weather permitting. (CE) Attendance at these events may be counted as Continuing Education. (VOL) Working at these events may be counted as Volunteer Hours. ANS … Continue reading

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How to Select an Arborist or Tree Service Company

While Tree Stewards do not recommend specific companies, we do provide advice for selecting a good service. Above all, we recommend contacting a certified arborist working with a bonded and insured tree company. You could ask for recommendations from neighborhood … Continue reading

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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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Barking Up the Trees

Bark tells a lot about a tree. It is key to identifying deciduous trees in winter, when most have lost their leaves and buds may be out of reach or sight. Naturalist Michael Wojtech advocates learning bark as a means … Continue reading

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Add a Free Native Tree

Trees have many benefits. They provide shade, beauty and tranquility, cool the air, soak up greenhouse gases, emit oxygen, and help to shelter and feed birds and other wildlife. Native trees are especially important because they can support a huge … Continue reading

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Can This Tree Be Saved?

How about it, Tree Stewards and arborists? What’s your prognosis for an Eastern redbud Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ with a see-through split trunk? Click each image for a better view: This perky redbud caught our fancy as we conducted the … Continue reading

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Four Mile Run Valley Project Needs Tree Stewards’ Help

Arlington is in the process of designing the Jennie Dean Park at Shirlington/Four Mile Run — and our participation at one of these events is very important. There are groups interested in more ball fields, dog parks, playgrounds, concert spaces, … 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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