December 15 Member Meeting
9:00 a.m. at DOF with Robin Hanes speaking on "Notable Trees". Bring a brunch dish to share!
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…
When: Saturday, September 27, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Southern States on Harris Street or Profitt Road.
What: Receive a $25 voucher towards the purchase of a tree of any size.
Why: To encourage homeowners to plant trees
Enjoy learning about tree identification, tree biology, roots and soil, proper planting and care, pruning, tree pests, and more. Presenters are certified arborists, foresters, horticulturists, landscape designers, conservation specialists, tree stewards and others. Classes will be held eight Tuesday evenings, with four additional field trips planned for Saturday mornings to observe and study area trees and forests. Participants who complete the training class, having attended at least ten sessions, may take the optional open book test and have the opportunity to become members of Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards. The cost is $110 and includes all manuals and books.
Registration opens August 29. Watch for Albemarle County’s “Open Doors” publication that will be coming to your mailbox shortly, or go on-line to Tree Steward Class.