You can speak up for tree preservation and restoration at the Mount Vernon-Lee District Tree Forum titled, “Keeping Trees Healthy and Canopy Strong,” October 17, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Walt Whitman Middle School Auditorium, 2500 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306 (Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County). The event is free; no RSVP required.
Aimed at homeowners, among the topics to be explored are --
- the value, health, lifetime and economics of trees;
- replacing aging trees, what to plant;
- utility companies and trees; and
- managing invasive plants like English ivy, multi-flora rose, Bradford pear and honeysuckle.
For more information, contact Eleanor Quigley at QandA4Trees@gmail.com.
Speakers as of now: Jim McGlone, Virginia Department of Forestry; Nick Drunasky, Fairfax County Urban Forester.