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Arbor Day Celebrations, Friday April 25

8:30 a.m. Tree Stewards unveil historic plaque dedicated to the might airport oak.
10:00 a.m. City of Charlottesville celebrates recent planting of over 200 trees in Azalea Park.

Huzzah for the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards!

April 21, 2014

Hands drawing

Cindy Cartwright from Venable Elementary School brought 66 3rd-graders over to Forest Hills Park for Kids Arbor Day last Thursday, April 17. She posted lots of photos on the Venable blog, and some of the kids added captions. See all pictures and captions at more…

Successful Symposium

April 10, 2014
Speakers Dean Norton, Tom Dierauf, Joan Maloof and Peter Hatch

Speakers Dean Norton, Tom Dierauf, Joan Maloof and Peter Hatch

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…

Whiteoak Canyon to be Included in Old-Growth Forest Network!

March 29, 2014

SNP logoOn 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.

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Celebrating Woodlands

March 25, 2014
Credit courtesy of the Montpelier Foundation

Credit courtesy of the Montpelier Foundation

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

* See Symposium Brochure  Sunday, April 6, at St. Anne’s-Belfield School.

Historic Tree Symposium, April 6, 2014

February 15, 2014

Old Growth Forests and Presidential Estates

Photo by Susan Ives

Photo by Susan Ives

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:00-5:00 pm
Hosted by and at
St. Anne’s-Belfield School,
Randolph Auditorium
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

Flyer and Registration Form

Frontier Museum Winter Lecture Series

February 14, 2014

“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.

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TJSWCD Project Involves Trees

February 13, 2014

TJSWCD logoIn 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…