Category Archives: Pests

Sign Up Now to Become a Tree Stewards Volunteer

Do you want to help grow and sustain the urban forest? Become a Tree Steward! Sign up for the 2018-2019 Training Class today—space is limited. What do Tree Stewards do? Tree Stewards Increase public awareness of intrinsic value and beauty … Continue reading

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It’s Invasive Species Week

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

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A New Threat to Fruit and Other Trees

Local urban foresters and naturalists are concerned about reports that a bug that can damage grapevines as well as fruit and other trees has been found in Winchester, Virginia. The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was detected in Frederick County on … Continue reading

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