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- Virginia Cooperative Extension
- ISA Tree Care
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Category Archives: Events
Oh Deer! What the overpopulation of deer means for our natural areas
Deer are not just eating your hostas. They are munching many important native plants and killing young trees by rubbing the “velvet” off their antlers. So far, some local governments have avoided the “Bambi” issue, but as the population of … Continue reading
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Young Trees Need Your Help Now
Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria invite you to join us in volunteering to sleeve saplings with biodegradable tubes that will protect from wind, wildlife and chemicals until the trees can survive on their own in our parks. This is … Continue reading
Posted in Arlington Tree Canopy, Benjamin Banneker Park, Bluemont Park, Community Service, Events, Growing Tree Canopy, Re-Tree, Tree Care, Volunteer Tagged Help young trees, Tree Tubes Comments Off on Young Trees Need Your Help Now
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
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!
Help Us Plant Hundreds More Trees
The shocking new information about the unexpected acceleration of global warming should frighten all of us into doing everything we can to try to slow or halt it. Alexandria’s Natural Resources branch, Arlington County’s Urban Forestry unit, and Tree Stewards … Continue reading
Posted in Alexandria Tree Canopy, Arlington Tree Canopy, Ben Brenman Park, Benjamin Banneker Park, Bluemont Park, Canopy Loss, Community Service, Events, Extreme Weather, Global Warming, Growing Tree Canopy, New Training Class, Volunteer Comments Off on Help Us Plant Hundreds More Trees
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
300 New Trees Planted in Arlington
Summer rains flooded many a basement in Arlington, but along Four Mile Run as it courses through Bon Air Park, precipitation caused a wipeout. The roots of many mature trees on the banks of the creek gave way after … Continue reading
Posted in Arlington Tree Canopy, Community Service, Events, Growing Tree Canopy, Tree Care, Volunteer Tagged Andrew Knapik, Arlington County, Arlington Regional M<aster Naturalists, Bon Air Park, Department of Parks and Recreation, flood, Lyndell Core, TreeStewards, Urban Forestry Comments Off on 300 New Trees Planted in Arlington
Tree Stewards Win Alexandria Beautification Award
Tree Stewards Jane Seward, Lynn Gas, Meghan Rainey and their neighbors in urban forestry deserve rousing accolades for greatly improving their Northridge-Beverly Hills districts by conceiving and leading a project to have 139 trees planted in yards in their neighborhood. The … Continue reading
Posted in Alexandria Tree Canopy, Canopy Loss, Community Service, Events, Growing Tree Canopy, Volunteer Tagged Alexandria, Allison Silberberg, Award, Beautification, Beverly Hills Civic Association, Del Pepper, Growing Tree Canopy, Jeanne Snapp, Northridge Civic Association, Paul Smedberg, species, volunteering Comments Off on Tree Stewards Win Alexandria Beautification Award
Enrollment for the 2019-20 training course for Tree Steward volunteers is open. Apply by completing the application form and reviewing the course synopsis below. Please consider enrolling in the 2019-20 training sessions. What do Tree Stewards do? Tree Stewards Increase … Continue reading
July 31, 2018 Comments Off on 2019-20 Training Course Seeks Applicants
Digging This Spring
Pre-schoolers from the Children’s International School in Rosslyn joined their parents and grandparents Sunday, April 29, in planting 32 trees in a previously weedy area along the southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway ramp to Key Bridge. Volunteers from Tree … Continue reading
Posted in Community Service, Events, Tree Care Tagged #Alexandriavolunteers, #BenBrenmanPark, #Children'sInternationalSchool, #INTUSWindows, #NationalParkService, #Rosslyn, Alexandria Comments Off on Digging This Spring