Planting trees in urban landscapes involves more than one might expect. In addition to thoughtful preparation that includes selecting the right tree species and location prior to planting, the maintenance of trees after they are planted is critical to survival. Truly, a long-term commitment is required to plant healthy, durable trees. The Virginia Tree Stewards are several groups of volunteers across Virginia who share this commitment. Through proper tree planting and maintenance, outreach and public education, Virginia Tree Stewards serve as an example of how volunteers can help increase tree canopy in local communities.
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