Monday September 19, 7:00 p.m., Ivy Creek Education Building
Joe Murray, Consulting Arborist and Educator, will make a presentation.
Registration for the Fall 2016 CATS Class Ends Soon
Do you want to learn more about tree identification and tree care? Register now for the popular Charlottesville Area Tree Steward training class.
Registration has been extended to August 31, 2016. Classes will be held on twelve Tuesday mornings from September 6 to November 22 at Ivy Creek Natural Area in Charlottesville. Tuition is $125.00 and includes all books and materials. There will be some outdoor sessions and a field trip to Montpelier’s old growth forest.
For further information and to register, go to https://charlottesvilleareatreestewards.org/become-a-tree-steward/.
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 Yehres, Landscape Designer
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.
FREE Workshop on Invasive Plants
Friday, 8 July 2016
10 AM until Noon
At Ivy Creek Natural Area,
Learn to identify invasive plants in our gardens and forests, how to get rid of them, and why we have an invasive problem. We will go into the woods briefly so dress appropriately.
Sponsored by the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards for the Tree Basics for Homeowners program.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
On Friday, May 13th, fourteen CATS volunteers potted around 400 bare root trees, donated by Conservation Services and the Department of Forestry. Our nursery is full again. We look forward to seeing the young trees leaf out for the Fall Sale.
April 30 was drizzly, cool, and full of people who bought trees. We had 2 tightly packed truck loads, at least 200 trees. We sold out, thanks to Mr Kuttner taking the last few at a discount– for the IX complex, we hope. Debbie Miller did an excellent job organizing, making new signs, and (with a large number of friendly tree stewards) educating the crowd, and managing sales.