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Living Fossil Trees

An attraction of Washington Grove is its great variety of trees, some of which are hidden gems and a pleasure to discover. Discussed here are three “living fossils” from Asia that have no close relatives among other plants. We hope that readers will use this...

Using Zoom for Grove Meetings

You have four options to conduct a Grove meeting. 1. Personal Zoom account—Zoom Basic option (free) If you have not already done so, sign up at zoom.us to use Zoom — see the orange sign-up button at the upper right on that page. Once you have signed in, then by...

Spruce Trees in the Grove

Spruces (genus Picea – meaning pitch in ancient Latin) are usually tall, symmetrical, conical evergreen trees. The genus includes thirty-five species (half native to China), most of which are restricted to cooler regions of the northern hemisphere, growing at high...

Lindens and Hairy Crabweed

Lindens Tilia (linden) is a genus of about 30 species of trees and bushes, native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere. Two species of lindens are familiar to Maryland landscapes: Tilia cordata (little-leaf) and Tilia americana (American basswood)....

Woods Committee Mtg 06.07.21

Next meeting: Monday, June 7, 2021; 7:30 p.m. via Zoom Video Conference. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84222942851?pwd=QUlldWlvcmZlUGQwUFRPaW12aWd4Zz09 By Phone: 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 842 2294 2851 Passcode: 733964 Our meetings are regularly held on...

Recreation Committee Mtg 06.09.21

Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 9, 2021; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. To join the Zoom Videoconference: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83617973450?pwd=azU0a296dkloT2c2bU90TzB2Z2NRUT09 Meeting ID: 836 1797 3450 Passcode:...

Forestry & Beautification Mtg 06.09.21

Next Meeting: June 9, 2021, 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM Video Conference We don’t usually meet in June but due to the cicadas we are still planning for some continued tree planting. We’d love to have you join us! If you can’t make the meeting but have a suggestion...

Lake Committee Mtg 06.17.21

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 17, 2021, 7:30 pm Via ZOOM Video Conference https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85028224870?pwd=ZURLeDU1a0JYTkJXT2lZNU94ZEJyQT09 By phone: 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 850 2822 4870 Passcode: 506893 Find your local number:...

Maple Lake Swim Lessons

Washington Grove is pleased to offer swim lessons for Kids 2 – 6 years old on weekdays June 28 – July 23rd (no lessons July 5th) between the hours of 12 and 5pm. Groups will be organized based on ability and swimmers time constraints. Please complete a...

Forestry & Beautification Mtg 05.12.21

Next Meeting: May 12, 2021, 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM Video Conference Isn’t spring beautiful? Wonderful invitation to get out for a walk! At our next meeting, we will be planning for the spring tree planting. We’d love to have you join us! If you can’t make the...

Lake Committee Mtg 05.20.21

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7:30 pm Via ZOOM Video Conference https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85028224870?pwd=ZURLeDU1a0JYTkJXT2lZNU94ZEJyQT09 By phone: 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 850 2822 4870 Passcode: 506893 Find your local number:...

Recreation Committee Mtg 05.26.21

Next Meeting: Wednesday, 26, 2021, 7:30 pm. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. To join the Zoom Videoconference: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5392315882 Meeting ID: 539 231 5882 One tap mobile +13017158592,,5392315882# US (Washington DC) Dial...

Announcement: Dog Park Party May 30, 2021

Mutt Moms and Doggy Dads, Come Check Out the WG Dog Spot! Hi Grovers, the WG Dog Spot (located adjacent to the Maple Lake parking lot) is ready for summertime doggo diversions and puppy play! Please join us, with or without your pooch, the Sunday of Memorial Day...

Woods Committee Mtg 04.05.21

Next meeting: Monday, April 5, 2021; 7:30 p.m. via Zoom Video Conference. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89164732756?pwd=bWVRWkI0a0MzWW5EaU9WWDJzZU9Cdz09 By Phone: 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 891 6473 2756 Passcode: 455613 Our meetings are regularly held on...

Magnolias

Of the approximately 100 species of magnolias, eight are native to the eastern U.S. Cultivars of the species preferred in trade, however, number in the thousands. Magnolias prefer acidic soil and full sun. Other common magnolia characteristics are attractive, smooth,...

Forestry & Beautification Mtg 04.14.21

Next Meeting: April 14, 2021, 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM Video Conference Isn’t spring beautiful? Wonderful invitation to get out for a walk! At our next meeting, we will be planning for the spring tree planting. We’d love to have you join us! If you can’t make...

Lake Committee Mtg 04.15.21

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 15, 2021, 7:30 pm Via ZOOM Video Conference https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85028224870?pwd=ZURLeDU1a0JYTkJXT2lZNU94ZEJyQT09 By phone: 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 850 2822 4870 Passcode: 506893 Find your local number:...

Recreation Committee Mtg 04.21.21

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 21, 2021. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. To join the Zoom Videoconference: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88952052869?pwd=cklnNDBUdzhOdHBPMS9hREFLRGx0QT09 Meeting ID: 889 5205 2869 Passcode: 055636 One tap...

Annual Maple Lake Cleanup 04.24.21

Maple Lake Cleanup: The annual cleanup will be on Saturday, April 24th at 10 AM. Please join in and bring your leaf rake, shovel, and wheelbarrow if you have one. Rain date is Sunday, April 25th at Noon. Call John Hutchinson at 240-997-5820 for details or...

Woods Committee Mtg 03.01.21

Next meeting: Monday, March 1, 2021; 7:30 p.m. Our meetings are held by remote access via Zoom Video Conference and are regularly held on the first Monday of each month. Our April meeting will be held on Monday, April 5. To Join the Meeting, here is the Zoom Link:...

Forestry & Beautfn Mtg 03.10.21

Next Meeting: March 10, 2021, 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM Video Conference We’ll be discussing the potential impact of the 17-year cicadas this spring and evaluating sites for spring tree planting. We look forward to you joining us, all are welcome! Residents and the public...

Lake Committee Mtg 03.18.21

Next Meeting: Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7:30 pm Via ZOOM Video Conference Maple Lake Cleanup: The annual cleanup will be on Saturday, April 24th at 10 AM. Please join in and bring your leaf rake, shovel, and wheelbarrow if you have one. Rain date is Sunday, April 25th...

Recreation Committee Mtg 03.18.21

Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 18, 2021. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. To join the Zoom Videoconference: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84913516727?pwd=WnU3Uk40V2huTVJMQkZLVE1zVDE5Zz09 Or by phone: 301 715 8592 / Meeting ID: 849 1351 6727 /...

Woods Committee Mtg 02.01.21

The January Woods Committee (WC) meeting will be held by remote access via Zoom meeting on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:30 PM. Our meetings are routinely held on the first Monday of each month. Our next online meeting will be held on Monday, February 1st. To join the...

Rec Committee Mtg 02.18.21

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 18, 2021. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84913516727?pwd=WnU3Uk40V2huTVJMQkZLVE1zVDE5Zz09 Meeting ID: 849 1351 6727 Passcode: 611335 One tap mobile...

Lake Committee Mtg 02.18.21

Next Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, 7:30 pm Via ZOOM Video Conference It may be too early to think about swimming in the Lake and planning for Lifeguards & Swim Instructors, but we can get together and discuss some general plans for the summer (and watch for...

Woods Committee Mtg 03.01.21

Next meeting: Tuesday, February 1, 2021; 7:30 p.m. The February Woods Committee (WC) meeting will be held by remote access via Zoom Video Conference. Our meetings are routinely held on the first Monday of each month. Our March online meeting will be held on the 1st....

Forestry & Beautfn Mtg 03.10.21

Next Meeting: March 10, 2021, 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM Video Conference The Forestry and Beautification Committee is on hiatus for the winter. A total of 14 new trees were installed this fall. This is a great time of year to admire the “bones” (aka structure) of our many...

Woods Committee Mtg 12.07.20

The December Woods Committee (WC) meeting will be held by remote access via Zoom meeting on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Our meetings are routinely held on the first Monday of each month. Our next online meeting will be held on Monday, January 4th. To join the...

Woods Committee Mtg 11.02.20

The November Woods Committee (WC) meeting will be held by remote access via Zoom meeting on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Our meetings are routinely held on the first Monday of each month. Our next online meeting will be held on Monday, December 7th. To join...

Forestry & Beautification Mtg 11.11.20

Next Meeting: Wed, November 11, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. We will be discussing fall/spring tree planting. All are welcome! Residents and the public may access using Meeting ID: 781 347 688 By dialing in to:...

Persimmon, Elm, Yellowwood

On October 9, the Town had 11 shade trees installed by Stadler Nursery. As we have tried to do in recent years, all were trees native to the U.S. Among the oaks, maples, and American beech, there are three are new species for us: American persimmon (Diospyros...

Woods Committee Mtg 10.05.20

The October Woods Committee (WC) meeting will be held by remote access via Zoom meeting on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Our meetings are routinely held on the first Monday of each month. An online meeting will also be held on Monday, November 2nd. To join the...

Hickories

Hickories are native trees important to wildlife and to humans well before the arrival of Europeans. One hickory, the pecan tree (Carya illinoensis), is one of the few commercially significant sources of food that is native exclusively to North America. The wood of...

Forestry & Beautification Mtg 10.14.20

Next Meeting: Wed., October 14, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. We will be discussing fall tree planting. All are welcome! The agenda will be posted on the Town website. Residents and the public may access the meeting by:...

Recreation Committee Mtg 09.16.20

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 16, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Emily Cavey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Rec Committee Meeting Time: Sep 16, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join...

Lake Committee Mtg 09.17.20

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82784421944?pwd=ZHhnbHZIS2RWNGJZeEM5elZ0T3dHdz09 By phone: 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 827 8442 1944...

Dog Park Committee News

The dog park, located in the West Woods Forest Reserve, currently has a total of twenty “bone-afide” users! For those who don’t know about this amenity, we have included an application in this Bulletin should you wish to sign up. If you would like more information...

Forestry & Beautfn Mtg 08.12.20 + News

Next Meeting: Wed, August 12, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Meeting access: Residents and the public may access By dialing in to: 301-715-8592 using Meeting ID: 781 347 688 and following the audio instructions. OR by...

Maple Lake Mtg 08.20.20 + News

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86365022773?pwd=aElaQ01CTlQ1bjdwd0VkZ1hQNnUrQT0 Phone: 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 863 6502 2773 Passcode:...

Rec Committee Mtg 08.20.20 + News

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 20, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72554043850?pwd=TGlBYTJPZ2JocTMrSmM2SUpxazRVZz09 Meeting ID: 725 5404 3850 Password:...

Woods Committee Mtg + News

Next Meeting: ONLINE Monday, August 3, 2020; 7:30 p.m. as part of the Town’s response to protect ourselves and our community from the COVID-19 pandemic Our meetings are held on the first Monday of each month and will be REMOTE ACCESS ONLY. NOTE: Our September...

Woods Committee Mtg 07.06

Next Meeting: Monday, July 6, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The July Woods Committee (WC) meeting will be held online on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM as part of the Town’s response to protect ourselves and our community from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our meetings are held on...

Rec Committee Mtg 08.20.20

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 20, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72554043850?pwd=TGlBYTJPZ2JocTMrSmM2SUpxazRVZz09 Meeting ID: 725 5404 3850 Password:...

Forestry & Beautfn Summer Break

Next Meeting: Wed, September 9, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The Forestry and Beautification Committee is taking a break for the summer. Our next meeting will be Wednesday September 9 at 7:30 pm via Zoom. We will be making plans for the fall tree planting. All are...

Maple Lake Will Not Open This Weekend

In consideration of the Notice I received today from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services informing me that use of Maple Lake was not permitted per their interpretation of the June 1st Executive Order from County Executive Marc Elrich, I have...

Woods Committee Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Monday, June 1, 2020; 7:30p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. To join the WC meeting, please use: Phone: 301 715 8592 / Password: 866680 Meeting ID: 842 9256 9073 Or...

Forestry & Beautfn Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Wed, June 10, 2020; 7:30 p.m. online via ZOOM. Residents and the public may access using Meeting ID: 781 347 688 By dialing in to: 301-715-8592 and following the audio instructions. OR by joining the Zoom videoconference at: https://zoom.us/j/781347688...

Maple Lake Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 18,2020 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89680642059?pwd=ckpzeU5pTEpaRlpWRExpa1RtRWdJQT09 By Phone: 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 896 8064 2059 Password:...

Rec Committee Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 3, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72554043850?pwd=TGlBYTJPZ2JocTMrSmM2SUpxazRVZz09 Meeting ID: 725 5404 3850 Password:...

Woods Committee Mtg + News

The May Woods Committee (WC) meeting will be held online on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM as part of the Town’s response to protect ourselves and our community from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our meetings are held on the first Monday of each month and will be...

Forestry & Beautfn Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Wed, May 13, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Residents and the public may access using: Meeting ID: 781 347 688, by dialing in to: 301-715-8592 and following the audio instructions OR by joining the Zoom...

Lake Committee Mtg

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 21,2020 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/853183771?pwd=QkdjLzI0Y3hrYXhYS2p2K2dCdVUrQT09 OR Dial: 301 715 8592 US Meeting ID: 853 183 771 Password:...
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