Next Member Meeting, Monday September 21
No meeting in August, but we're looking forward to a field trip to Bremo Nursery in September.
The 2015 Tree Steward training class brochure is now available!
Classes will be held from October 6 to December 12 on Tuesday mornings at the Virginia Department of Forestry, Fontaine Research Park, in Charlottesville. Registration information will be announced on our website and through Albemarle County Community Education’s Open Doors program. Tuition is $95.00 and includes all books and materials.
It is important to water deeply to a depth of 10 to 12” instead of frequent shallow waterings. Soaker hoses work well for this. Saturate the soil around the tree within the dripline.
These two websites provide additional information on this important aspect of tree care:
Despite the ravaging Dutch elm disease, Charlottesville boasts several large elm trees. On Arbor Day in April of this year, tree stewards nominated the elm in front of Albemarle Courthouse (501 E. Jefferson St.) as a Landmark tree. The plaque reads: “2015 Landmark Tree Award, Albemarle Circuit Court, American Elm, Ulmus americana, in recognition of the Charlottesville area’s living history”. Read more…
Tree Stewards were on hand at six stations to talk with the children about all aspects of trees: Meet The Trees, See Nature Up Close, Trees with Flowers and Seeds, Drawing Trees, Stages of Composting, and Planting Seedlings.
Come to the IX Complex (955 2nd Street, off Elliott Avenue) this Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. to noon for the Master Gardener/Tree Steward plant sale.
We have a wide selection of mostly native, young trees and shrubs for a variety of growing conditions. Tree stewards will be on hand to offer advice about the selection, planting and care of your trees.
American Chestnut, Bald Cypress, Black Gum, Hackberry, Shagbark Hickory, Bur Oak, Post Oak, Scarlet Oak, White Oak, Willow Oak, Pecan, Persimmon, White Pine, Sourwood
Chinquapin, Washington Hawthorne, American Plum, Chickasaw Plum, Redbud, Serviceberry, Sourwood, Witchhazel
Azaleas, Buttonbush, Black Chokeberry, Red Osier Dogwood, Elderberry, American Hazelnut, Arrowwood Viburnum, Blackhaw Viburnum, Possumhaw Viburnum
Most plants priced $5.00 to $10.00
Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards are celebrating spring by offering their FREE “Tree Basics for Homeowners” class on Thursday, April 30th. Come to the NEW Northside Library on West Rio Road between 10:00 a.m. and noon.
Tree stewards will suggest how to select a tree; they will demonstrate how to plant a tree, and they will discuss how to take care of trees.
Registration recommended. Call 974-7683.