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Top Ten Least Wanted Invasive Plants

In Northern Virginia, there are several plants we and trees would be better off without. Some strangle trees, some add enough weight to topple them, and some grow so vigorously that tree saplings don’t stand a chance in natural areas … Continue reading

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Oak Decline in Virginia article.pdf – Google Drive

Oak Decline in Virginia article.pdf – Google Drive — Read on drive.google.com/file/d/19qdo-uDScON9H6Jel1Gi1vPr62_R7VgX/view

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Forestry Webinars to Watch for CE Credit

It may be sunny outside, but the light shines brightly from your home computer if you tune in to hear or participate in urban forestry webinars that are offered free. Most, if not all, are archived about a week after … Continue reading

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Enrollment for the 2019-20 training course for Tree Steward volunteers is open. Apply by completing the application form and reviewing the course synopsis below. Please consider enrolling in the 2019-20 training sessions. What do Tree Stewards do? Tree Stewards Increase … 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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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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