Tag Archives: pruning

How to Select an Arborist or Tree Service Company

TreeStewards are often asked by the community for a referral for a good arborist or tree service company to diagnose problems and service trees.  While the TreeStewards do not recommend specific companies, we do provide advice for selecting a good … 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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