Preserve Older Trees
Reliable Tree Care Info
- How to Remove Ivy From Trees
- Tree Owner’s Manual
from the US Forest Service
- Virginia Cooperative Extension
- ISA Tree Care
from the International Society of Arboriculture
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Category Archives: Education
Learn About Native Vines and Trees
Posted in Education, Uncategorized Tagged Holmes Run, Holmes Run Park Committee, invasive, Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center, Native, Rod Simmons, Trees, Vines, VNPS Potowmack Chapter Comments Off on Learn About Native Vines and Trees
Top Ten Least Wanted Invasive Plants
In Northern Virginia, there are several plants we and trees would be better off without. Some strangle trees, some add enough weight to topple them, and some grow so vigorously that tree saplings don’t stand a chance in natural areas … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Invasive plants, Training Materials, Tree Care, Uncategorized Tagged Arlington, education, invasive, ivy, recommended reading, tree care, TreeSteward class Comments Off on Top Ten Least Wanted Invasive Plants
Dichotomous Key Update by Emily Ferguson
Click here for the key to winter tree ID with buds and twigs.
Posted in Bark, Education, Training Materials, Tree ID, Volunteer, Winter tree ID Tagged Dichotomous Key, Emily Ferguson, Step by Step Tree ID Comments Off on Dichotomous Key Update by Emily Ferguson
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.
Posted in Class Presentations & Materials, Continuing Education, Education, Events, Growing Tree Canopy, New Training Class, Pests, Rainfall, Training Materials, Tree Care, Uncategorized, Volunteer Comments Off on Tree Anatomy for Tree Stewards
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
Posted in Continuing Education, Education, Tree Care, Tree ID, Uncategorized, Worldwide Tagged 2018 Man Booker Prize, Amazon, Best Book of 2018, Kirkus, Nancy Ross Hugo, New York Times, Peter Wohlleben, Richard Powers., Richard Preston, Robert LLewellyn, Seeing Trees, The Hidden Life of Trees, The Overstory, The Wild Trees Comments Off on Books for Tree Lovers
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
Posted in Alexandria Tree Canopy, Arlington Tree Canopy, Ben Brenman Park, Benjamin Banneker Park, Bluemont Park, Community Service, Education, Events, Growing Tree Canopy, Invasive plants, New Training Class, Uncategorized, Volunteer Tagged Alexandria Department of Recreation Parks and Cultural Activities, Andrew Knapik, Arlington Urban Forestry, Backlick Run, Bob Williams, Bonnie Burgess, Bonnie Petry, Boundary Stone, Cameron Station, Dan Schwartz, Eileen Grant, Four Mile Run, Holmes Run, Marymount University, Parknership, SW 9 Comments Off on We Give Thanks for Planting Trees!
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
Posted in Continuing Education, Education, Fall Tree ID, Glen Carlyn Park, Uncategorized Tagged aphid, gall, Hamamelis virginiana, Hormaphis hamamelidis, ovipositor, witch hat, Witch hazel Comments Off on Witchy Hats on Witch Hazel Are in the Woods Now
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
Posted in Education, Events, Fall Tree ID, Ivy Hill Cemetery, New Training Class, The Crypt, Tree ID Tagged Alexndria, Emil;y Ferguson, Lucy Goddin, Timber Branch Comments Off on Tree Walk at Ivy Hill Cemetery
Fall Tree ID Book List
Fall Tree ID Books
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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
October 31, 2018 Comments Off on Mature Trees Presentation