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Training Syllabus 2018-2019

TSAA Syllabus 2018-19

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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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Forestry Webinars to Watch

It may be sunny outside, but the light shines brightly from your home computer if you tune in to hear or participate in urban forestry webinars that are offered free. Most, if not all, are archived about a week after … 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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Arlington’s Tree Canopy Fund Survey

In 2008, the Arlington County Board created the Tree Canopy Fund (TCF) to ensure funds contributed by developers who cannot meet tree planting requirements on their sites will be used to plant trees on other private property.  Since then, 1,686 … Continue reading

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The Silent Killer in Your Yard

What’s scarier than bumping into a spider web, a witch, a black cat or a bat in the dark of All Hallows Eve? It’s a zombie plant that harbors rodents and mosquitoes on the ground but morphs into a killer … Continue reading

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Tree Stewards Partner With TD Bank For More Tree Planting

Tree Steward volunteers will be joined by employees from TD Bank on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at Dora Kelly Nature Park in Alexandria to participate in TD Tree Days, a cooperative effort to plant new trees in local communities in need. Volunteers … Continue reading

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Welcome to TreeStewards.org

Registration for our 2017 training session is now closed. Follow us on Facebook or check back here for details on the next session. The Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria take a love of trees and put it into action by … Continue reading

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