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Member Meeting

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.

Fall Plant Sale A Success

September 30, 2016


The 2016 Fall Tree Sale was another success for CATS! The intense heat of the day on Saturday, September 24th didn’t keep people from coming to the Vegetarian Festival and buying trees!  Fourteen volunteers sold 283 trees.


Tim Maywalt’s planting demonstration. The IX Complex has a new Chestnut Oak.

United Way Day of Caring

September 24, 2016

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. 


Tree Basics on Planting and Caring for Trees

August 31, 2016


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:

Fall Tree Sale

August 26, 2016


Associate Members of CATS

July 19, 2016

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

Invasive Plants Workshop

July 19, 2016

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.

Albemarle County Tree Now VA Champion

June 23, 2016

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.