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.
Our All About Trees class has started for Fall 2020, but we are planning one for next year, of course. Check back late Spring 2021 for details.
All About Trees Class Description
Training areas include:
- Basic tree anatomy, biology and life functions
- 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.”