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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)....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Forestry & Beautfn Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Wed, March 11, 2020; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. It looks like we’ll have a lovely early spring this year! The next Forestry and Beautification Committee meeting will be Wednesday March 11 at 7:30 pm in the Council room. We will be planning for...

Witch Hazel

A blooming Witch Hazel uplifts spirits with an early promise of spring showing off its strap-like brightly colored petals and enticing fragrance. These are the Witch Hazels most often noticed in the Washington area, a large upright spreading shrub or small tree that...

Forestry & Beautfn Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Wed, March 11, 2020; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. We will begin planning for spring tree planting. We’d love to have you join us! And if you can’t make the meeting, but have a suggestion for where a new tree is needed, please contact...

Forestry & Beautfn Mtg

Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 13, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. We will continue current discussion: plans for the fall tree planting, handling of committee governance, and the potential for focusing GPS to map our Town trees.

White Oak

With over 600 hundred species of oaks (genus Quercus), nearly 100 of them native to the U.S., it would seem a difficult group of trees to sort out, much less identify individual species. However, only a few dozen species will be encountered in our area, even including...

Forestry & Beautfn Mtg + Trees in WG

Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 9, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. We will continue current discussions: plans for the fall tree planting, handling of committee governance, and the potential for using GPS to map our Town trees. Trees in the Grove American Beech...

American Beech and Oriental Bittersweet

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) is a slow growing, moderate sized native tree (up to 70’ tall and 100’ wide) that is abundant in eastern forests. The tree is often recognized from a distance by its attractive gray bark. A tree with names or initials carved into its...

Forestry & Beautfn Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. F & B is on summer break. Please join us at our next meeting where we will be making plans for the fall tree planting. All are welcome! Our next meeting will be Wednesday September 11 at 7:30...

Maples

The most common native maple found in Washington Grove is the red maple. Acer rubrum is the county tree of Montgomery County and is an important tree in Maryland hardwood forests. Leaves are opposite, as with all maples, and consist of 3 to 5 toothed lobes. Fruit is...

Red Buckeye and Amur Honeysuckle

Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia) is a native understory tree with shiny, dark green palmate leaves (leaflets whose stems emanate from a single central point) that are attractive in spring and early summer. Its most striking feature are its red, tubular flowers that bloom...

Forestry & Beautification Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 8, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. We will finalize plans for the spring tree planting. We’d love to have you join us! If you can’t make the meeting but have a suggestion for where a new tree is needed, please contact...

Forestry & Beautification Mtg

Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 13, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. We will begin planning for spring tree planting. We’d love to have you join us! If you can’t make the meeting but have a suggestion for where a new tree is needed, please contact...

Forestry & Beautfn Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 13, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. We will begin planning for spring tree planting. We’d love to have you join us! If you can’t make the meeting but have a suggestion for where a new tree is needed, please contact...

Forestry & Beautfn Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 13, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The next Forestry and Beautification meeting will be on March 13th. Please do join us! We’ll be working on plans for the spring tree planting. If you have any ideas for a new tree location...

Forestry & Beautification Meeting

The Forestry and Beautification Committee will be meeting on August 8 at 7:30 pm in the Council Room. We will review the 2009 Master Plan Sections which relate to the Town Parks and Residential Green Spaces and discuss possible revisions if needed. Fall tree planting...

Forestry & Beautification News

Forestry and Beautification celebrated Arbor Day on May 27 with a cleaning project in Morgan Park at the Town entrance. Three new hellebores were installed next to the Town entrance sign and extensive pruning was done by our volunteers in the wooded area of Morgan...

Fall Tree Planting Scheduled

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 21, 2016; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. This meeting is open to the public. The fall tree planting has been scheduled for Saturday December 5th. We will be adding ten new trees each of which is between 2-3 inch caliper. These are: a...

New Trees Planted

The Forestry & Beautification Committee (F&B) will meet on 15th of October at 7:30pm in the Council Room. This meeting is open to the public. During the last Town meeting, a question was raised concerning the tree canopy in both the public areas and on private...

East Woods Invasives Removal

At the recommendation of the Woods Committee, crews were hired to remove mile-a-minute and stilt grass from the East Woods. The work for this removal was performed by raking and pulling the plants by hand. Weed whackers were used to cut the stilt grass. Both of these...
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