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Why Pick a Paw Paw?

Looking for a small understory tree that is a bit out of the ordinary? Let us suggest the native Asimina triloba, a member of the custard apple family and a terrific pyramidal tree that will mature at around 20 feet.The Paw … Continue reading

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Hickory Trees and Wildlife

Hickories are large trees that can reach 100 feet in full sun can spread as wide as they are tall.  If you are fortunate enough to have one in your yard,  you may see some beautiful moths and butterflies. One of … Continue reading

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Alexandria Native Tree Planting a Success: November 5, 2011

TreeSteward volunteers helped plant a total of 32 native trees characteristic of alluvial floodplain communities and mesic forest along Holmes Run were planted, including 12 Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra), 6 River Birch (Betula nigra), 4 Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis), 4 Flowering … Continue reading

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Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale: Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday, September 24th at 3601 Valley Drive, Alexandria Fourteen vendors from five states with a wide array of native plants, many shrubs and trees, have been recruited by TreeSteward Scott Knudsen to increase the stock of environmentally friendly plants. TreeStewards … Continue reading

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Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale: September 25, 2010

Saturday, September 25th at 3601 Valley Drive, Alexandria Fourteen vendors from five states with a wide array of native plants, many shrubs and trees, have been recruited by TreeSteward Scott Knudsen to increase the stock of environmentally friendly plants. TreeStewards … Continue reading

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