Members may earn volunteer hours by attending our Tree Steward Membership Meetings.   At each membership meeting, we host a continuing education speaker presenting a variety of tree-related topics.
Our membership meetings historically have been held in person at Ivy Creek, but due to the COVID-19 precautions we will continue  to offer virtual meetings through Zoom until we can meet again.

Member Meetings & Speakers 2022

SpeakerAffiliationTopicDate
Adam TaylorManager of Virginia Tech’s Catawba Sustainability Center"Environmental Stewardship for Productive Land Use in Agriculture and Forestry at Virginia Tech’s Catawba Sustainability Center"Jan. 26, 2022
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Liz SargentLiz Sargent, PLA, FASLA, LEED AP, Historical Landscape Architect"South Mountain Cultural Landscape: Hearth of Pennsylvania.This talk will consider the cultural heritage of South Mountain through the lens of trees, industry, and conservation."Feb. 23, 2022
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Adam DowningExtension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources - Forestry“Managing Backyard Woodlots”March 30, 2022
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
David HaskellProfessor of Biology at The University of the South in Sewanee. Author of The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature and The Songs of Trees"Trees as nature's great connectors."April 27, 2022
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Stephen MatthewsAssoc. Professor, Ohio State University, School of Environment and Natural Resources"Climate Change Tree Atlas"May 18, 2022
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
CATS PicnicJune 15th at Chris Greene Lake Park
Tom Wild“Forest Ecology – why do the woods look the way they do.”July 27, 2022
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Steven Spurlock Manager of Bremo Tree NurseryThe nursery industry as it relates to the planting efforts society wide.Sept. 21, 2022
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Susan Tyler Hitchcock Nat. Geo Photographer and author of Into the ForestHearing the Message of the ForestOct. 19, 2022
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Amber EllisRiparian Restoration Director at Virginia Tech’s Catawba Sustainability CenterRiparian buffers and introduction to EcotherapyNov. 16, 2022
9:30 am
Zoom meeting

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