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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
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
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
Fall is an ideal time to plant most trees and many were planted this year. Now it’s our job to give these trees the best start possible by watering them regularly. About three gallons per week will do it. Why … Continue reading
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
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
“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in” says an ancient Greek proverb. So what does it mean when our society is intent on planting trees that grow quickly? One … Continue reading
October through February are great times to plant trees in our area so they can get settled in before the hot, drought season. Planting a tree correctly and following up with good initial maintenance are essential. A healthy plant will … Continue reading
Like Jimmy Carter, I have known lust. In my case it is a neighbor’s Sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana), a perfect understory tree that remains evergreen in our winters with an early summer flower perfuming the air. And then, joy of … Continue reading
This spring, approximately 60 neighborhood and condominium associations provided tree coordinator volunteers to find “forever homes” for 580 Sweetbay magnolias, 380 River birches, 155 Swamp white oaks, and 125 American sycamores. TreeStewards participated as coordinators, and also provided ongoing tree … Continue reading