STAY CO2OL WITH TREES
April 3, 2010
The weather was perfect, the music was fine and the children were everywhere – up in the trees and bouncing in the castle. Many got their hands sticky while making pine cone bird feeders. (Nutzy the Flying Squirrel, being new in town, was on his best behavior and did not raid the bird food!). Adults and children alike were treated to a short walk where they could see one of the benefits of trees – wildlife habitat. A great horned owl had chosen a nearby pine to next in. She and her 2 owlets posed nicely at the scope provided for viewing.
We also managed to find some time to learn a little about trees!
Highlights of 2010 Arbor Day
Keynote Speaker: Nancy Ross Hugo writer-landscaper and co-author of Remarkable Trees of Virginia Special Guest: Richard Nunnally Richmond Times-Dispatch garden columnist and WCVE gardening show host, will meet visitors and answer gardening questions. Speaker: Lou Verner Reconnecting the Web: Why We Won’t Save Wildlife Without Native Plant Landscapes – Lou Verner, wildlife mapping coordinator, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Live music by Van Driver
Workshops:* A Professional Arborist’s Equipment – Mark Bennett, arborist, Davey Tree * Assessing Strength Loss & Potential Hazards in Trees with a Resistograph – Bill Poad, arborist, Bartlett * Mature Tree Pruning – Billy Davis, arborist, Arborscapes * How to Plant a Tree – Norman Brown, arborist, Richmond Urban Forestry * Tree Identification – Michael Mather, arborist, Richmond Urban Forestry Children’s activities including tree-climbing, inflatable castle, activities by Visual Arts Center, visit by Nutzy the Richmond Flying Squirrels mascot, visit by Richmond firefighting unit, and much more Exhibitors and vendors including nurseries, nature artists, arborists, Richmond Flying Squirrels, and much more
Richmond Tree Stewards Richmond’s Urban Forestry Division of the Department of Public Works Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Dominion Richmond Times-Dispatch SILVER SPONSORS WRIR Radio 97.3 FM Davey Tree Expert Co. Colesville Nursery Glen Allen Nursery Riverside Outfitters Virginia Department of Forestry BRONZE SPONSORS Arborscapes Friends of Forest Hill Park Ginter Park Residents Association Hudgins Landscaping Co. James River Grounds Management Inc. Richmond Flying Squirrels Truetimber Tree Service Inc. Visual Arts Center of Richmond Westover Hills Neighborhood Association