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TREE: Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Found along wet stream banks, swamps, and river bottoms, Bald Cypress has a root system, which often produces irregular structures called “knees” that rise above the ground or water’s surface. Continue reading

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Maintaining Our Tree Canopy: Ways You Can Help

Thinking of planting more trees? It’s not too early to plan for next year!
Both Alexandria and Arlington support the idea of maintaining and increasing the tree canopy of our highly urbanized area, and offer residents assistance through either free or reduced rate young tree. While fall is an ideal time to plant trees, our local governments offer trees sales or deliveries in spring as well. One such program in Arlington requires application by January 7, so we are offering information to help you plan. Continue reading

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Caring for your LIVE Christmas Tree

For those of you who put up your tree soon after Thanksgiving, check ou these tips from Extension AgentKirsten Ann Conrad on caring for your live Christmas tree (hint: WATER). Continue reading

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September 2018 Public Education Events

September 2018 Public Education Programs include: Garden Talk – Partnering with Pollinators; 2 sessions of Fall Lawn Care; Small Space Gardening – Selecting Trees; 2 sessions of Composting – What to do with all those leaves?; and Native Grasses and Sedges for the Home Garden.

Special Events include: Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll; Wednesday Central Library Garden Talks with AFAC; the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Autumnfest; and the Simpson Gardens Fall Open House and 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading

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