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Remembering Tom Schelstrate

I am bereft to learn of the passing of Tom Schelstrate, an educator who never stopped learning and who helped everyone in the room, woods or park more deeply understand trees, even when they seemed confusing. As a student who … Continue reading

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Decision Making for Tree Lovers: Assets and Liabilities

By Nora Palmatier Tree Stewards have heard me brag about the huge oaks in my backyard, especially since the Quercus falcata became not only the Arlington County Champion but also a Specimen Tree, entered on the property deed and needing … Continue reading

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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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Tree Stewards in the News: TLC for Trees at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington

Tree Stewards Romana Campos and Diane Allard led an ivy cleanup at an Arlington church this past month. The activity is currently featured in an article in the Arlington Connection!

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Getting a Grip on Pruning Tools

How heavy is a 2-inch tree branch? Heavy enough to rip the protective bark from the tree trunk if it’s cut wrong, exposing the tree to harmful fungi, bacteria and insects that could eventually kill it. About three dozen of … Continue reading

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TSAA Syllabus 2020, Updated Jan. 15, 2020

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2018 Annual Report

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Learn About Native Vines and Trees

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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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Big Trees Need Your Help

They soak up rain, sway in wind, spread seed to create more trees. But they cannot fight off invasive plants without helping hands from humans, who benefit so much from trees’ shade and shelter. Do this to help trees: Volunteer … Continue reading

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