Category Archives: Education

Winter Tree ID Presentation November 10, 2015

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  

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Second Annual Alexandria City Tree Give Away

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

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Native Trees Available for Arlington Yards

Choose the best native tree for your Arlington yard with the help of TreeStewards this fall. Arlington County’s Natural Resources Division is providing a variety of native tree species and one would be perfect for your yard. Among the different species … Continue reading

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TreeStewards are Good Neighbors

By TreeSteward Joslin Gallatin, Class of 2015  Arlington’s Tree Canopy Fund is a project to increase the number of shade trees in neighborhoods with low canopy coverage. As a  TreeSteward volunteer, I  offered to meet with a potential recipient who … Continue reading

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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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Give a Tree Book for the Holidays

The Christmas/Hanukah season has a strong connection to trees. Buying a stately Fraser fir or setting up the synthetic Christmas tree is standard operating procedure for many families at this time of year. Although it is less likely now, dreidels … Continue reading

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Reforesting Post Derecho in Alexandria

On Saturday October 18th, Alexandria City saw its first FREE tree give away.  Sponsored by TreeStewards and funded by a grant from ACTrees and CSX, 150 native trees were distributed free of charge to Alexandria City residents.       … 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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