February 9 Membership Meeting
Sue Erhardt, is the Director of Education for Casey Trees of Washington, D.C. Casey Trees, http://caseytrees.org, was established in 2002 with its mission to restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of the Nation’s Capital. They have set a goal of attaining 40% canopy by 2035. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at VDoF.
Representatives from fourteen Tree Steward organizations across Virginia met in Richmond last November for a conference hosted by Trees Virginia. Our representatives were 2015 officers, from the left: Penny Kaiserlian, (Education Chair), Marty Topel, (Secretary), Rosanne Simon, (President), Martha Orton (Vice-President) and Jacki Vawter (not pictured).
Each chapter gave a short presentation on their activities, ways to become involved in the community, and how to make their group more visible. Read more…
Robin Hanes’ sister in North Carolina sent a link to this encouraging news story from WataugaDemocrat.com.
The story describes the ecological important of hemlocks, and several methods of combating their decline. Scientists have identified a beetle that feeds exclusively on woolly adelgids. In areas where this beetle has been released, the hemlocks are starting to recover.
34 vouchers were redeemed by November 1st in the first Tree Voucher Program to be held in the fall. That represents 69% of all the vouchers given away on September 27th at the two Southern States garden centers in our area.
Jacki Vawter presented on the program at the recent Statewide Tree Steward Symposium in Richmond*. She reported that since the spring of 2012, a total of 273 trees have been planted by homeowners in this incentive program. Read more…
Fall is the best time of year to plant trees! The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards have spent the last several months potting and nurturing 38 varieties of (mostly native) trees for a variety of growing conditions. They will be available to the general public Saturday, October 11, 7:00 a.m. until we sell out at Charlottesville’s City Market, located downtown at the corner of Water and South Streets.
These small, young trees will transplant easily and successfully. Most are priced between $5.00 and $10.00. Proceeds will support C.A.T.S. education and conservation efforts.
We focused the Fall Sale into just one day this year. So be sure to mark your calendar!
Drive up access available nearby. Tree Guards and 4’ Tree Tubes will also be on sale to protect young trees from deer, rodents and weed-eaters.
Continue reading to see the List of Trees… Read more…