Dear Wonderful Plant Trees In Fall Volunteers,
The majority of our young trees are at new homes. Isn’t it a great thought that maybe a large percent could be in the ground? I know, I’m idealistic. A lot of people learned a lot of tree information anyway. These were good looking saplings, notably well taken care of, by a group not out to make money. I think talking to people, with their young tree in hand is a great way to get our main points across:
Yes you have to water it for this tree to survive. It won’t thrive if its root flare is under soil or mulch. The deer will eat or later damage this tree if you don’t use a tree tube or some kind of fencing. Plant trees in Fall! And also, this is who we are, how to reach us, join us even. Read more…
Five Tree Stewards came out to Greenleaf Park on a sunny, mild November afternoon to cut and pull English Ivy and other invasive plants near a 2006 riparian buffer tree planting project site.
I have walked my dog on the trails surrounding this park for years and have longed to see this young forested area freed from the ivy’s stranglehold. Multiflora rose, kutzu, Autumn Olive, grape, bittersweet and poison ivy are some of the other unwanted plants in the park. Read more…
Morven is always a grand place to visit, especially when the weather is so cooperative. For our October field trip, we had bright sun which made every tree stand out and show its unique qualities, emerald green fields, and a clear and fall-blue sky. Our guide, Cathy Clary, who worked at Morven for over a dozen years, knew the history of the plantings as well as the characteristics of each specimen tree. We walked through the gardens, always with Cathy explaining when the trees were planted and the care needed for their remaining vibrant. Read more…
Plant Trees In Fall has been a huge success! Two sale events down, and two to go.
Robin Hanes was recently interviewed by WVTF’s Sandy Hausman about the C.A.T.S. upcoming Tree Sale.
You can hear the interview at http://wvtf.org/post/tree-stewards-good-time-plant.
Tree Stewards will be selling trees for $5 at the Charlottesville Farmers Market in downtown Charlottesville for three Saturdays in October, starting October 12.