Tag Archives: pruning

Limbing Up, Tying Up at the Casey Trees Farm

Three Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria were among 10 volunteers who staked and pruned 1,000 saplings at the Casey Trees Farm near Berryville, Va., on June 30th. The pruning was not the usual structural pruning that Tree Stewards perform … Continue reading

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How to Select an Arborist or Tree Service Company

While Tree Stewards do not recommend specific companies, we do provide advice for selecting a good service. Above all, we recommend contacting a certified arborist working with a bonded and insured tree company. You could ask for recommendations from neighborhood … Continue reading

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2018-19 Training Course Is Full

Enrollment for the 2018-19 training course for Tree Steward volunteers is full. Additional applicants will be added to a wait list and notified if any vacancy occurs.   Please consider enrolling in the 2019-20 training sessions. What do Tree Stewards … Continue reading

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Winter Tree Care

The winter months are a great time to catch-up on tree maintenance and prepare for the spring growing season.  During the summer months, it is important to water trees but generally not perform maintenance (i.e. pruning or pest treatments); while … Continue reading

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A Case of What Not to Do: Topping Trees

By 2013 TreeSteward intern Pat Cardiff For the last few weeks, I’ve worked under the direction of Arlington County staff to shape several hawthorn trees that suffered topping by the utility company; these mature trees were unfortunately planted years ago … 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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Community Pruning Workshops Open to the Public: February 12 and 13, 2011

Learn about basic tree and shrub pruning! This is a community education program, free of charge. You’ll have an opportunity to see pruning in action and real live TreeStewards will be available to answer questions. Your shrubs and trees will … Continue reading

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TreeStewards Brave Below Freezing Temperatures to Learn Advanced Pruning Techniques

Temperatures in the high 20s and intermittent snowfall did not deter twenty-four dedicated TreeStewards from attending today’s training session. Marco A. Paredes, arborist and landscaping team leader with Arlington County, led the training on advanced pruning techniques. An excellent video … Continue reading

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Taking Action to Prevent Another Tree Tragedy

TreeSteward Clare Hayden was walking into Ballston Mall of Arlington when she noticed workers inappropriately pruning the trees along the sidewalk. TreeStewards receive 3 hours classroom training on best practice standards in pruning and 4 hours hands on work under … Continue reading

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