Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tree City USA

According to the Falls Church Times, the City of Falls Church "has maintained a Tree City USA designation for at least 31 years, longer than any other municipal entity in Virginia. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. The City qualifies because it has an urban forestry program overseen by a professional arborist, has an annual forestry work plan implemented by a tree care ordinance, funds the program through the annual budget, and organizes an Arbor Day observance."

That is part of why we had to have a tree preservation plan, and a replacement plan that provides a specific 10-year canopy coverage. The folks from Terra Landscape and Design were back at work on our property today, planting several trees for us, including:

- River Birch
- Yellow Wood
- Red Maple
- Canadian Serviceberry (2)
- Fringe Tree

Here are some photos of the installation from two weeks ago as Terra Landscape was planting them, and below that are five pictures showing how the new trees look today.

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And today (May 1):

River Birch

Yellow Wood

Two Canadian Serviceberry Trees

Red Maple

Fringe Tree