All About Trees Class

Each year the Front Royal/Warren County Tree Stewards offer the All About Trees course. Course participants learn proper selection, planting, maintenance, and pruning of trees. Our knowledge of trees is constantly changing as we learn more about these fundamental elements of our natural world. These annual training sessions strive to keep up with this evolving knowledge.

All About Trees Class Description

Training areas include:

  • Basic tree anatomy, biology and life function
  • Soils, water and nutrition
  • Selecting the right tree for the right spot
  • Tree identification
  • Tree ID Walk (field trip)
  • Landscaping with trees
  • Planting and site analysis
  • Tree Health and care
  • Pruning and identifying hazard trees that should be removed.
  • Field Trips with Pruning Demos and Tools
  • Urban Forestry
  • Class Tree planting

The program uses materials from “Trees Virginia,” developed by the
Virginia Urban Forest Council. Classes are taught by ISA certified arborists, nurserymen, landscapers, horticulturalists, and Tree Stewards.  The course ends with the hands-on planting of a “Class Tree.”

2021 All About Trees Class was cancelled due to COVID. Another class will be scheduled in 2022

Classroom Instruction: Tuesday Evenings for seven weeks, Dates TBA, 7 to 9 pm at Warren County Gov. Center 220 N. Commerce Ave. in Front Royal. Place and length of class subject to change if current conditions require it.

Field Instruction: Five Saturday mornings, Dates TBA 9am to 12 noon, Locations (in Front Royal area) TBA

COST

  • $ 40 individuals
  • $ 60  two members from same household

Fee Refunded upon certification as a Tree Steward.
Register early, class size extremely limited.
Class Materials: will be available to download by registered participants one week before the first class meeting.
Refunds: will be honored if a cancellation request in writing is received before the class manual is distributed.