"Root Appreciation Day Workshop" NOVa RT September 26, 2019

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"Root Appreciation Day Workshop"

September 26, 2019

Arlington County Parks and Recreation Department




Calling all site plan reviewers, landscape architects, arborists, grounds staff, environmental planners, and property managers! Want to spend a hands-on and dirty day excavating tree roots of all sizes growing in various growing conditions? Join us for a day of studying the intricacies of roots! If you don’t want to get hands on, not a problem – you’ll still learn tons! Make sure to dress for the weather! Bring your own tools, such as a hand trowel, garden fork, long handled or short handled pointed shovel, or brush to expose finer roots.

The moderator and originator of root appreciation day workshops since 1991 is Chris Cowles, MD RPF, Senior Urban Forestry Consultant, Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.

Special thanks to Vincent Verweij, Urban Forest Manager for Arlington County for hosting and Wetland Studies & Solutions, Inc. for preparation support.  


Event Properties

Event date 09-26-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 09-26-2019 2:30 pm
Registration Start Date 07-28-2019
Capacity 80
Registered 80
Available place 0
Cut off date 09-20-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Location Arlington County
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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Did You Know:

  • Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia adopted the flowering dogwood Cornaceae Cornus floridaas the State Tree on February 24, 1956.  The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...

  • A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.

  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20-50 percent in heating energy.

  • One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.

  • Trees are the largest living organisms on earth: some coastal redwoods are more than 360 feet tall.

  • Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.

  • Trees are some of the oldest living organisms on earth: some bristle-cone pines are thought to be more than 5000 years old.

  • Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.

  • A birdhouse hung on a young tree branch, does not move up the tree as the tree grows.

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Charlottesville, VA 22903

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American Grove     Virginia Department of Forestry     Mid-Atlantic Chapter International Society of Arboriculture