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Category Archives: Invasive plants
Tree Stewards Used Leap Day to Free Trees from Ivy
Red and white oaks, black gum, hickory and tulip trees can grow straighter because 40 volunteers removed invasive English ivy from the base of their trunks on Leap Day. Led by Tree Steward intern Romana Campos, members of Arlington’s Trinity … Continue reading
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Vine Finding on a Fine Afternoon
Tree Stewards, trainees and other environmentalists headed out along Holmes Run in Alexandria Sunday to find native and invasive vines after learning how to distinguish them from a slide lecture by noted naturalist Rod Simmons. First stop outside Beatley Library … Continue reading
Posted in Invasive plants Tagged American elm, Beatley Library, old Holmes Run channel, Porcelainberry, Rod Simmons, Ulmus americana, vine ID walk Comments Off on Vine Finding on a Fine Afternoon
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
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Protecting Sentinel Trees by Removing Ivy
Don’t just stop at trees! Here are 40 reasons to remove ivy from your yard. Thank you, Colin Purrington, for compiling this list. The environmental destruction caused by English ivy (Hedra helix) is a classic example of why native plants, … Continue reading
Posted in Alexandria Tree Canopy, Community Service, Continuing Education, Invasive plants, Ivy Hill Cemetery, Mature Trees Are Valuable, Protecting Sentinel Trees, Tree Care, Volunteer Tagged Bonnie Petry, Dangers of Ivy, Eileen Grant, Jane Seward, Lynn Gas, Mary Farrah Comments Off on Protecting Sentinel Trees by Removing Ivy
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!
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