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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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Sign Up Now to Become a Tree Stewards Volunteer

Do you want to help grow and sustain the urban forest? Become a Tree Steward! Sign up for the 2018-2019 Training Class today—space is limited. What do Tree Stewards do? Tree Stewards Increase public awareness of intrinsic value and beauty … Continue reading

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Watering Young Trees = SUCCESS

October 2013 was just the first step in reforesting Tarleton Park in Alexandria.  TD Bank employees under the guidance of TreeSteward volunteers planted 30 trees – and provided enough funds for weekly summer watering for two years. You can read … Continue reading

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Continuing Care and ID at Four Mile Run Park

Just like human babies, newly planted trees need ongoing care and protection. In April 2013, TreeStewards and Casey Trees planted twenty-five young trees in Four Mile Run Park off Mt. Vernon Avenue.  And over the last two summers, TreeSteward Kurt Moser … Continue reading

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Mulch Wide and Out – Not Up

  TreeSteward Lucy Spencer is determined to educate her neighbors on the dangers of piling mulch high on tree trunks. When she learned the local high school sports team spring fundraiser was selling bags of mulch, she knew this was ideal … Continue reading

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We Are All Stewards of Trees

Our mature trees are a community amenity, enhancing property values by making our neighborhood highly desirable.  I believe all of us have a duty to be tree stewards during our short time on the planet.  Those of us lucky enough … Continue reading

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Trees Saved from Choking Hazard: Campaign Blasts Off

Our trees add value to our properties and quality to our lives. That is why we’ve invested so much time and money into landscaping, nurturing and maintaining our trees and gardens. The investment is worth it. Unfortunately, what looks like a … 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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Storms and Trees: Part One

A tree fell on our house this winter; actually it was worse than that. Two trees fell on our house. In late January, we were sitting at the dining room table watching the heavy wet snowflakes blanket our backyard when … Continue reading

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