Hey Stewart, how is the All About Trees Class going this year?

To make it easier for families and tree friends to participate, the Tree Stewards have decided to hold monthly classes, events, and work sessions throughout the year.  Attendance at each event will be fun and informative, and bring people closer to completing the All About Trees class series. We will be kicking off this new format:

Saturday morning classes at Samuels Library!

On November 20th, 10 am - 12 noon, we will be holding a Tool Care Clinic. Bring your tool to get them sharpened, learn how to store them properly, and enter a drawing for a tree tool!

On December 11th, 10 am to 12 noon, we will have presentation About Conifers by Carrie Whitacre, a tree expert from the Virginia State Arboretum.

Hope to see you there.

Your Pal in the Trees, Stewart

Be on the Lookout!

spotted lanternflyA potentially very serious pest of trees, vines and a variety of other crops, the spotted lanternfly was detected in Frederick County, Virginia, on Jan. 10, 2018 and is heading towards Warren County.

Click here to learn more.  Please report to the Warren County Virginia Extension Office, 540-635-4549, if found.

Curious about how much you already know about trees?

Take our "Ask Stewart Quiz" just for fun.

We love Trees!

Trees shelter us, feed us, clean our air and provide shade. They are a source of recreation and inspiration. The numerous shapes of trees, leaves and seeds amaze us. The immense height or girth can boggle the mind. Colors of leaves in the fall are the creative juice for artists, photographers and poets. They are beautiful and they improve the quality of our lives.

Do you have a tree question? If so, you have come to the right place.

  • Are you trying to find the right tree to plant in a special location?
  • Want to know the proper way to prune your trees?
  • Does your tree have a problem or disease? Invasive vines?
  • Mulching is important but how wide and how deep?
  • When to water and how much?
  • And...should I top my tree? (Definitely not.)