Tag Archives: Arlington

Visiting Tree Nurseries: Kids in a Candy Store

Last fall during Arlington County’s free Tree Distribution day, TreeStewards helped families select the best tree for their yard and provided education on its care. The event is happening again on October 26, and our members are even more involved! … Continue reading

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Tree Canopy Fund Education: April 29 & May 11, 2013

If you live in Arlington, you can have a shade tree planted in your yard, condo, apartment building, or other private property for FREE. Select from more than 30 native tree species provided through the Tree Canopy Fund.  The fund is … Continue reading

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Bluemont Connector Trail Green Corridor

The Green Corridor just got greener on December 13 with the planting of 25 native species trees between Emerson Street and  Illinois Street along the Bluemont Connector Trail.  TreeSteward volunteers joined with staff from the Parks and Natural Resources Division to plant Persimmons, Eastern … Continue reading

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Arlington Tree Distribution: An Educational Partnership

Arlington County provides the trees, handles registration and logistics for residents to get a free tree from the county nursery on October 13. Meanwhile,  TreeStewards provide the education to homeowners and grounds committees to select the best tree for their locations as … Continue reading

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Street Tree Assessment Report: Arlington, Virginia

Eric Wiseman, Associate Professor of Urban Forestry and Arboriculture at Virginia Tech has released a study on the benefits of Arlington County’s street tree inventory. Key findings are: Arlington has an estimated 20,355 street trees The five most abundant street tree species are … Continue reading

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Bluemont Junction Trail Update: April 13, 2012

If you walk or bike to Ballston Metro from the south-west, chances are you use the trail that cuts thru parkland from the intersection of George Mason Drive/Wilson Boulevard to the Fairfax Drive/I 66 exit. Did y0u wonder why 100 white pin flags suddenly appeared throughout … Continue reading

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Arlington Tree Canopy Fund LOI: April 13, 2012

If you are a resident of Arlington, you have a great opportunity to get native canopy trees planted in your neighborhood.  This program is only for planting on private property (grounds of private houses, apartment buildings, condominiums, churches, etc.) and not … Continue reading

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1200 Trees Adopted into Good Arlington Homes

The Arlington Tree Distribution was held the weekend of October 15 and 16 at the county nursery and it was incredibly successful! Over 500 households picked up trees for themselves and neighbors, and 26 Condos or Home Owners Associations picked … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event on March 23, 2011: Reclaiming Our Parks

In 2000, Lubber Run Park was covered with invasive exotic plant species that were rapidly crowding out and killing the native plants and turning the park into a wasteland of weeds. Neighbors and community volunteers played a critical role in … Continue reading

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Pruners in Training

This past Saturday, the TreeStewards class of 2011 met at a designated spot along the Bluemont Junction Trail in Arlington for a hands-on lesson in pruning. Patrick Wegeng, Environmental Landscape Supervisor in Arlington County, was on hand to supervise the … Continue reading

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