Register here! Free Tree Care Workshop

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!

Community Roots Arbor Day–Free Tree Care Workshop

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

Gravel Bed News–72 trees placed in our gravel beds this weekend!

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!

Gravel Bed update…

 

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!