Tree Stewards provide education to the community regarding the environmental benefits, appreciation, proper planting and care of trees.
The Tree Stewards are Master Gardener Volunteers who have completed the Advanced Master Gardener Tree Steward training under the auspices of Virginia Tech. The Tree Stewards concentrate on educating not only their fellow Master Gardeners, but the larger Loudoun community on tree-related issues. They actively promote the social, economic, and mental health benefits of trees, choosing projects that serve the residents of the county. The brochure, Tree Stewards, includes benefits of trees, tips on tree selection and basic tree care.
Educational Outreach Includes:
- Stop Mulch Volcanoes campaign with the brochure on proper mulching of trees . Print a letter size poster for your event: Mulch 3-3-3 .
- Remove choking English Ivy from trees campaign – click to see web page.
- Presentations for HOAs and individual property owners on tree selection, planting and care, and the benefits of trees.
Projects partnering w/local town and non-profit organizations include:
- Town of Leesburg Canopy Enhancement Project
- The Chapman DeMary Trail Project
- Morven Park Trail Project
- Oatlands Historic House and Gardens Tree Walk Projects
- Town of Lovettsville Projects
- Town of Hillsboro “Releaf” Project
Read more details of each: Tree Steward Projects 2014
Staffed Community Events Include (check the Events Calendar for time and places):
- Earth Day at Inova
- 4-H Ag Day at Temple Hall Farm
- Arbor Day Activities
- May Fest in Lovettsville
- Hillsboro Heritage Day
- Paint Purcellville Green/Chapman DeMary Trail Bash
- Family Stream Day
Previous successful projects include:
- Leesburg Ash Tree Count (2009)
- Tagging and ID of Trees at Banshee Reeks
- ID and assess trees on county government properties (2012-13)
- ID and assess trees on Leesburg Town Property (Battlefield Pkwy)
For assistance or to schedule a Tree Steward presentation for your organization please send an e-mail to TS@loudouncountymastergardeners.org (if you have trouble with the email link here, just copy and paste the address into your web email and send that way).