Tree Stewards will hold a free tree care workshop just in time for fall planting. Details and sign up here: Tree Care Workshop Registration
Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Round House in Byrd Park
Our speaker is Janine Lester, a Tree Steward and outstanding speaker who holds credentials as an ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist®, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist® and has ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification.
We’ll also have a tree planting demonstration, a pruning demonstration, door prizes and a Byrd Park tree walk!
Hope you’ll join us!
Celebrate Arbor Day with a Tree Care Workshop!
Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00 a.m. to noon
Round House in Byrd Park
Our FREE workshop will include:
A lecture about tree benefits: Measuring the Value of Trees. Our speaker is Janine Lester, a Tree Steward and outstanding speaker who holds credentials as an ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist®, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist® and has ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification.
…and a tree planting demonstration, a pruning demonstration and a tree walk just to enjoy the trees in Byrd Park!
Full details and sign up here: Tree Care Workshop Registration
Healthy trees enhance our community in so many ways…
They do need some pruning now and then, so Tree Stewards cleared signage near Community High School this weekend.
Before and after photos …
Our team worked through the rain on Saturday to get 72 trees planted in our gravel beds. Native trees… dogwood, sweetbay magnolia, pin oak, red maple and others were taken out of nursery pots and their roots were washed and prepped for installation in the gravel bed. By taking this step, the roots will grow in the gravel bed over the next few months. These trees, with healthy root systems, will be available for planting in the fall. The photo below shows how a red maple looks just before it goes in the gravel bed.
Jenna Evers helped us out on Saturday: “I enjoyed getting the young trees ready for success in the gravel beds and beyond! It was a great way to get practice in correcting circling roots, planting, and tree ID.” Thanks Jenna and everyone!
Our latest Tree Steward Newsletter is posted here: Tree Mail July 2017
Gravel Bed update, Church Hill and Monument Avenue updates….
On April 8, Tree Stewards planted 101 native tree seedlings in the new gravel beds that were built last fall with a grant from Virginia Department Of Forestry. The gravel beds are “demonstration” gravel beds—we are documenting the steps so we’ll be able to share what we learn in this process. We plan to plant these young trees on Belle Isle after they develop a vigorous root system in the gravel bed over the spring and summer.
Stay tuned for more gravel bed updates!
Our latest Tree Steward Newsletter is posted here: Tree Mail April 2017
Richmond’s Community Service Award, Belle Isle Update 2017 Tree Steward Class and more
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