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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
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
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
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!
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
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