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By Alonso Abugattas, Natural Resources Manager, Arlington County, and Capital Naturalist blogger This is National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 26 – March 2). Invasive species are non-native organisms that, often because they’re free from natural controls they had … 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
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
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
TreeStewards Arlington & Alexandria Annual Meeting with elections for the Board of Directors and officers will be Tuesday, July 14 at Fairlington Community Center. Socializing begins at 6:30 PM and a very important organizational meeting begins at 7:00. We members … Continue reading
The nineteen new members of TreeStewards are already signed up to staff tree information tables at farmers markets, plant trees in Alexandria and Falls Church, and work with their condos’ green committees. Class sessions started on February 3 and met … Continue reading
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
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
Training accomplished, final exams passed, the twenty-one members of TreeStewards Class of 2014 celebrated their graduation with former graduates and current volunteers. Alexandria City Arborist John Noelle spoke on how useful volunteers are in maintaining our tree canopy; and he … Continue reading