Tree Stewards Plant Seedlings at Sandy Run Regional Park

Fourteen eager volunteers showed up at Sandy Run Regional Park on a sunny Sunday morning, on April 13th.  They were there to participate in a tree planting sponsored by Fairfax County Tree Stewards and Fairfax ReLeaf. Fairfax County Tree Stewards Bob Pearson and Diane Post organized the planting of 64 trees and shrubs at Sandy…

What’s Wrong with Moss?

by Jim McGlone, Urban Forest Conservationist, Virginia Department of Forestry – I frequently get calls asking about taking down or thinning trees. When I ask the caller “Why?” the answer is often because they can’t grow grass in the shade, all they have is moss. What’s wrong with moss? It’s soft, green, drought adapted, and…