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Letter: Missing Middle opponents fail to see forest for trees

Editor: I love the many beautiful trees around Arlington and want to grow our tree canopy, yet there’s an obsession among some about our trees that misses the big picture about protecting our world from climate change. Based on travel-survey...

Realtors to fund a tree-planting extravaganza

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is partnering with the National Forest Foundation in an effort that will result in 1.575 million trees being planted across the United States. The initiative, which will plant at least one tree for each...

County on hunt for those who will support trees

Arlington is home to approximately 750,000 trees – or three for every resident – and the local government is asking the public’s help in supporting them. The county government’s Adopt-a-Tree program is designed to help trees make it through dry...

Civic Federation preps for tree-preservation forum

The Arlington County Civic Federation’s environmental-affairs committee will host a meeting on tree canopy on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center. “We want to move toward a new vision of what Arlington’s...

New tree study may be on horizon … eventually

Arlington leaders may take their next crack at guesstimating the number of trees in the county – a topic not without political as well as environmental ramifications – early in 2023, if all goes according to plan. That’s the timeline...

Tree-canopy initiative dies in legislature

A measure calling for greater involvement by the state government in supporting tree canopies in urban and suburban parts of the commonwealth died in committee. The measure, patroned by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), would have directed the Virginia Department of...

Letter: Where is Vienna’s commitment to preserving trees?

Editor: For the past four months, I’ve been trying to save one tree – a magnificent red oak that straddled my neighbor’s and the town’s properties. It was a few feet from my yard and probably more than 100...

Invasive pear trees to be removed in Vienna median

The Vienna Town Council on Dec. 6 unanimously accepted an anonymous donation of $20,000 to pay for the removal of 27 Bradford/Callery pear trees along the Nutley Street, S.W., median and their replacement with native species including black gum,...

Advocates continue press for new tree-canopy study

Activists are continuing to press their effort to get the Arlington County government to initiate another study of tree canopy in Arlington, but seem at best to be receiving a lukewarm response. “There are surplus funds available” to conduct a...

Co. Board vote kills off Crystal City trees

It ain’t easy being green, particularly if you’re an urban tree. And for a handful-and-a-half of them in the vicinity of the Crystal City Water Park marked for destruction, there was no last-minute stay of execution from Arlington County...
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Holiday nostalgia on tap at Alden Theatre

The Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center will present “The Joyfully Jolly Jamboree” on Sunday, Dec. 11 at...
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