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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
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
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
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
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
On October 15, 2013, twenty-five TD Bank employees with the guidance of TreeSteward volunteers planted 30 trees in Tarelton Park, Alexandria, Virginia. But this was only the “initial deposit” of their long term investment. TD Bank works with the Alliance … Continue reading
Lyon Park’s County Co-Champion white ash trees have been showing their age of late. How much of the decline can be blamed on the onslaught of the dreaded Emerald Ash Boer (EAB) is hard to say. The Lyon Park Community … Continue reading
The numbers have been crunched from our on-line reporting system and 64 TreeSteward members reported 3300+ service hours in calendar year 2013. More importantly, we provided education over 5,000 times and worked directly with trees 4,000 times. For statisticians reading … Continue reading