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Tree Planting With Marymount University

On Saturday, March 25, 2023, 15 Marymount University students and staff braved a steady rain to join 10 Tree Stewards and two Arlington County urban foresters in planting 25 native trees in Arlington’s Tyrol Hill Park.  This project was the … Continue reading

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2022 Review: Almost 10,000 Trees Assisted

The Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria were certainly busy in 2022. Our 92 members provided over 4,000 hours of service in the region. In particular, we provided education to around 5,200 people, and provided maintenance to nearly 10,000 trees. … Continue reading

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Native Trees Planted Through Partnership With Community and One Tree Planted

On Sunday October 23rd, 2022, community members joined 9 Tree Stewards in Alexandria Virginia’s Ben Brenman Park to plant 28 native trees. The tree species planted included White Oak, Sweet Gum, Eastern Red Cedar, Common Hackberry, Black Locust, Sycamore, and … Continue reading

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Tree Stewards Partner with TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation to Plant Native Trees

On Monday, October 17 2022, twenty-five TD Bank employees, two community volunteers, and nine Tree Stewards gathered in Alexandria’s James Marx All Veterans Park to plant 32 native trees. The trees were species like Sweet Gum, Northern Red Oak, Black … Continue reading

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2022 Trainee Graduation and Membership Meeting

On April 2, TSAA celebrated the graduation of our 2022 class of Trainees! These new “Interns” have to report 30 volunteer hours in their first year to become full Tree Stewards and earn our signature green polo shirts and nametags. … Continue reading

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Tree Stewards Prune Trees in Mosaic Park, Arlington

On Monday, February 21, 2022, Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria spent time pruning trees in Arlington’s Mosaic Park. By correcting structural defects in young trees, Tree Stewards expect the trees to grow up strong and healthy to shade Mosaic … Continue reading

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Tree Stewards Activities from Fall 2021

Tree Stewards volunteered for numerous planting, pruning, invasive plants removal, and tree distributions/native plant sales this fall. Here are a few photos of TS at work in the community.

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Application Now Open for January 2022 Training Class

**UPDATE: The 2022 training class is now full, so we are no longer taking applications. Thank you for your interest!** Tree Stewards of Arlington & Alexandria will begin a new membership class in late January 2022, and applications are being accepted … Continue reading

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Check for Spotted Lanternfly Spread

This is a great time of year to go out and check your neighborhood for spotted lanternflies. The best place to scout for them is near tree of heaven  where the adults congregate from September to first frost. If you see … Continue reading

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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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