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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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Tree Anatomy for Tree Stewards

Trainees, you’ll want to refer to this valuable Tree Anatomy lecture by Jim McGlone  when thinking about pruning trees, or answering the upcoming Module 2 quiz.

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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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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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