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Reston Association to Celebrate Arbor Day on Monday

by Anna Merod March 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm 4 Comments

Reston Association will lead a celebration of Arbor Day on Monday (April 2) by planting trees throughout Reston and learning more about the proper planting and care of trees.

An Arbor Day presentation and flag raising ceremony will be held at the Walker Nature Center (11450 State Route 4721) at 11:45 a.m., followed by a free pizza lunch for volunteers who planted trees earlier.

Tree planting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will occur at various locations throughout Reston. Volunteers will be notified before Arbor Day which exact location they will be planting trees.

Groups are asked to register with Ha Brock by emailing [email protected] or calling 703-435-7986.

Reston is certified by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA, meaning the area celebrates Arbor Day, maintains a tree board or department, spends at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and has a community tree ordinance. As of 2017, Reston has 62,000 trees, according to the foundation.

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  • Paul Bunyan

    Are chainsaws allowed?

    You know before all of these massive trees fall onto our houses and kill a few of us.

    • Mike M

      Our trees are like the Greek Gods. They alternatively love us and condemn us.
      Generally bestowing their gifts and occasionally their violent wrath. Love your trees. But fear them.

  • Greg

    I am so delighted that Reston Association will be “learning more about the proper planting and care of trees.”

    One would think that that the Reston Association would know about planting and caring for trees, what with its careful stewardship over 50 years caring for our many hundreds of wooded acres of open space, no?

  • Greg

    And, I assure you that Reston has many times more than 62,000 trees.

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