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Books for Tree Lovers

We asked Tree Stewards to share some of their favorite tree books, and here are a few worth putting on your wishlist. Others will be added as more members contribute suggestions. Continue reading

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Branching Out Winter 2018-19

Following are events of interest to Tree Stewards and other tree lovers. Outdoor events are weather permitting. (CE) Attendance at these events may be counted as Continuing Education. ANS is Audubon Naturalist Society. Here’s the website. Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī Ī … Continue reading

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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

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Witchy Hats on Witch Hazel Are in the Woods Now

Now is a great time to find bewitching sights in the woods of Northern Virginia. Here’s evidence: Witch “hats” on native Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) leaves. The conical black “hats” are the chemical reaction of the Witch hazel leaf to … Continue reading

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Tree Species for Our Area

Confused about what tree to plant? Here’s help. These lists have been compiled by ISA certified arborists who work directly with our urban forest every day. They know trees. But more important, they know trees that will be happy in … Continue reading

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2018 Training Session 1

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A Champion Falls

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Limbing Up, Tying Up at the Casey Trees Farm

Three Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria were among 10 volunteers who staked and pruned 1,000 saplings at the Casey Trees Farm near Berryville, Va., on June 30th. The pruning was not the usual structural pruning that Tree Stewards perform … Continue reading

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Mature Trees Are Valuable Trees

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A Bad Year for Forests Can Mean Hotter, Drier Climate

By Chelsea Harvey, E&E News Tropical forests suffered some of their worst losses in history last year, according to a new report from the monitoring group Global Forest Watch. About 39 million acres, or 61,000 square miles, of forest cover … Continue reading

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