Mon, October 17, 10:30am – 1:30pm (plus an hour travel each way)
Where: Sweet Briar College, 134 Chapel Rd, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards are invited to Sweet Briar College on October 17 for an exploration of the college’s old growth forest. The walk will be led by Duberg Professor of Ecology Linda Fink, who will also talk about the forests of the 3200-acre campus during lunch. After lunch, members may choose to explore the historic grounds of Sweet Briar House or visit a monumental white oak.
Recently, Tree Stewards worked with volunteers from local Charlottesville businesses to remove invasive plants at the Ivy Creek Natural Area. Organized by the United Way for its annual Day of Caring, 23 volunteers joined a dozen Tree Stewards and Ivy Creek staff working for a half day to protect trees in a meadow along Ivy Creek’s Red Trail.
Friday, October 7th, 2016
Northside Library, 705 West Rio Rd, Charlottesville
Learn to select, plant and care for trees on your property. Presented by certified tree stewards.
Sponsored by the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards for the Tree Basics for Homeowners Program
For registration, email: email@example.com
These individuals have helped CATS and/or pursued our mission in an exemplary way:
Michael Abbott, Local Manager of Bartlett’s Tree Experts in Charlottesville
Tom Dierauf, Retired Director of Research for the Virginia Department of Forestry
Adam Downing, Extension Agent of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources of Virginia
Rob Farrell, Deputy State Forester for the Virginia Department of Forestry
Peter Hatch, Director of Gardens and Grounds Emeritus for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation; author of “A Rich Spot of Earth and Jefferson’s Garden”
John Jeffers, Division Manager of Big O Tree Service
Paul Josey, PLA, ISA, Principal at Wolf/Josey Landscape Architects
Joan Maloof, Founder and Director of the Old-growth Forest Network; author of Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest and Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old Growth Forests
Sandy Mudrinich, Montpelier Horticulturist
Joe Murray, Consulting Arborist and Educator
Mike Neal, President and Account Manager of Arboristry Associates
John Skelly, Lecturer and Professor of Forestry and Plant Pathology
Peggy Van Yahres, Landscape Architect
Barbara White, Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator, Virginia Department of Forestry
Becky Woodson, Program Support Tech, Virginia Department of Forestry
Tree Steward Tim Maywalt presented a workshop on invasive plants this morning at the Ivy Creek Natural Area for 21 people. The free workshop was part of the Tree Basics for Homeowners program offered by the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards. After an indoor presentation with samples and slides, Tim demonstrated the removal of bittersweet and ailanthus outdoors in the woods.
The Landmark Pin Oak in front of Albemarle County Offices, McIntire Road is # 4 on the VA Champion list! Dan Fowley met with officials, they measured and VA Tech has entered it on the Big Tree website. There are two larger trees in Arlington, one in Salem, and one smaller Pin Oak in Loudon County. See details here.