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Category Archives: Education
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
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
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
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
TreeStewards are often asked by the community for a referral for a good arborist or tree service company to diagnose problems and service trees. While the TreeStewards do not recommend specific companies, we do provide advice for selecting a good … Continue reading
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
Over 400 trees were adopted and education was delivered to over 350 families on care of their new tree. It was wonderful to see the happy people and know trees would be well cared for!
Arlington County Urban Forester Vincent Verweij gave a great presentation to TreeStewards last week on winter tree ID. The entire presentation is available at https://treestewards.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/winter-tree-id-vverweij.pdf
On Saturday October 10, 2015 The Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria held their Second Annual Tree Give Away for residents of Alexandria City. One hundred and five trees were offered for the reserve fee of $5. Residents signed up online … Continue reading