Tag Archives: Arlington

City Nature Challenge Starts Friday

Over four days starting this Friday, which cities worldwide will engage the most people to record the most observations of wildlife and plants, and find the most species? This is the City Nature Challenge, and it’s open to all, including … Continue reading

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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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2019-20 Training Course Seeks Applicants

Enrollment for the 2019-20 training course for Tree Steward volunteers is open. Apply by completing the application form and reviewing the course synopsis below. Please consider enrolling in the 2019-20 training sessions. What do Tree Stewards do? Tree Stewards Increase … Continue reading

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Oct. 24, 2015: Tree Distribution Arlington

Over 400 trees were adopted and education was delivered to over 350 families on care of their new tree. It was wonderful to see the happy people and know trees would be well cared for!

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Native Trees Available for Arlington Yards

Choose the best native tree for your Arlington yard with the help of TreeStewards this fall. Arlington County’s Natural Resources Division is providing a variety of native tree species and one would be perfect for your yard. Among the different species … Continue reading

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Ash Trees of Lyon Park Treated for Emerald Ash Borer

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

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Joyeous Tree Adoptions!

Over 400 tree whips were adopted in Arlington on October 4, 2014 with the assistance of TreeSteward volunteers. Each adoptive family received a Tree Owners Manual as well as individualized education from a TreeSteward on selecting, planting and maintaining the … Continue reading

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Tree Scavenger Hunts: Westover and Chestnut Hills Park

Can you tell one special fact about the Sweetgum tree in front of the Westover Library? Why is the Kentucky Coffeetree at Chestnut Hills Park called that? What’s the difference between a Scarlet Oak and a Pin Oak? Now, it’s … Continue reading

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Tree Whips and Whippersnappers

Five hundred young tree whips were distributed to their new Arlington homes on October 26 and a dozen TreeSteward volunteers were present to help families pick out their tree, and learn how to properly plant and care for it. The … Continue reading

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