2014 Tree Vouchers Available
On Saturday, April 19, (note new date!) 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, tree stewards will be at five garden centers to distribute $25 tree vouchers to homeowners who commit to knowing the mature size of tree selected, planting the tree on property no more than 1/2 acre, calling Miss Utility before digging, planting before May 31, and watering the tree in is first two years. The garden centers are Snow's, The Garden Spot, Ivy Corner, Southern States on Harris Street and Profitt Road.
Thank you to all who attended the Historic Tree Symposium last Sunday, April 6th! We estimate over 120 people attended.
This was the first time the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards had put on a community education project. It took a lot of people working behind the scenes to make it work. Special thanks to Robin Hanes who lined up the speakers, and to Rosanne Simon who secured the location. Numerous other tree stewards helped, as well. Read more…
On Thursday, April 3, Shenandoah National Park’s Whiteoak Canyon, located in Madison County, Virginia, will become part of the national Old-Growth Forest Network. A dedication ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the Whiteoak Canyon Trailhead, milepost 42.4 along Skyline Drive. Joan Maloof, founder and director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, will speak briefly and present a certificate to Jim Schaberl, Shenandoah National Park Chief of Natural and Cultural Resources. The public is invited to attend.
Sandy Hausman of WVTF Public Radio reports: “There’s a big weekend ahead for those who love trees, with a Historic Tree symposium in Charlottesville*, a lecture in Blacksburg, and an Old Growth Forest walk at Montpelier”.
You can hear her full report at http://wvtf.org/post/celebrating-woodlands
* See Symposium Brochure Sunday, April 6, at St. Anne’s-Belfield School.
Old Growth Forests and Presidential Estates
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:00-5:00 pm
Hosted by and at
St. Anne’s-Belfield School,
2132 IvyRoad, Charlottesville
Speakers and topics:
Dean Norton on Mt. Vernon
Peter J. Hatch on Monticello
Tom Dierauf on Montpelier
Joan Maloof on Old Growth Forest Network
$12 in advance
$15 at the door
$10 C.A.T.S. members
“The American Chestnut in the Forests of the Frontier”
Lectures will be held at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton on four Tuesday evenings, starting February 18, 7:00pm. Note: The March 4 Winter Lecture by ecologist Dr. Harmony Dalgleish has been postponed to March 18 as a result of weather.
In an effort to improve water quality, the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District (TJSWCD) is offering financial incentives to homeowners who convert managed turf grass areas (lawns) to native plantings including shrubs and trees.
TJSWCD has two programs, the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP), and the Charlottesville Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP).
Click on “Read more…” to get all the details and contact information. Read more…
A Trees Virginia Workshop
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Virginia Western Community College