Members may earn volunteer hours by attending our Tree Steward Membership Meetings.   At each membership meeting, we host a continuing education speaker presenting a variety of tree-related topics.
Our membership meetings are normally held at Ivy Creek on the fourth Wednesday of the month, but from March through August 2020 we cancelled in-person meetings due to the COVID-19 precautions.  We are now offering virtual meetings through Zoom in 2021 until we can meet again.

Member Meetings & Speakers 2021

SpeakerAffiliationTopicDate
Peggy Cornett Monticello’s Curator of Plants.“Historic Trees and Shrubs at Monticello and the Center for Historic Plants”Jan. 27, 2021
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Tom Wild VP of the Virginia Chapter of the American Chestnut FoundationRestoration of the American Chestnut
"TACF current activities and new directions"
Feb. 24, 2021
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Kathy NepoteTrees & WildlifeMarch 24, 2021
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Chandler Van VoorhisManaging Partner at ACRE Investment Management, and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GreenTrees (www.green-trees.com).The Genius of Nature - Van Voorhis PP PresentationApril 28, 2021
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Phil StokesFounding member of CATS and its second President, and is currently a board member/treasurer and heads up the Building and Grounds Committee at Ivy Creek Natural Area, serves on the Jefferson Chapter VNPS board, and is an active member of the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards. Invasives Removal & Native Woodland Restoration on Stokes Farm and on Early CATS ProjectsMay 26, 2021
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Christopher D. Barton, Ph.D.University of Kentucky: Professor of Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and the founder and President of Green Forests Work, a program to improve the environment and economy of mined landscapes. For more information visit: Green Forest WorksBringing Back the Forest: Ecological Restoration on the Monongahela National Forest, WV June 23, 2021
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Deborah Lawrence, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. College of Arts and Sciences“The role of trees in climate change”
- Professor Lawrence will discuss the ways that trees alter climate at various scales from your backyard to the planet.

July 28, 2021
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Rob FarrellState Forester at Virginia Dept. of Forestry Tree Risk AssessmentAugust 25, 2021
9:30 am
Zoom meeting
Kristin DavisSenior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law CenterTBDSeptember 22, 2021
9:30 am
Zoom meeting

 

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