Environment

Snow in Charlottesville.

UPDATE: Snow for C’ville?

The forecast has fluctuated in the last few days, but it looks increasingly unlikely that Charlottesville and Albemarle will avoid the snow headed our way. County schools are cancelled for Thursday—though city schools remain open as of 6:30am—and forecasters are warning locals to get ready for an ugly evening commute. The National Weather Service upgraded […]

The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards,
made up of nature lovers who focus on the identification, planting, and preservation
of trees in the area, are beginning their
yearly training class on Tuesday, February
19. The group participates in local outdoor projects and is currently reaching out to homeowners with funds and tips for planting new backyard trees. (Photo: Rosemary Connelly)

Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards spread community awareness

Self-proclaimed tree hugger Martha Orton said she’s had an interest in learning about trees and forest health since her son told her, while on a reforestation trip to India, that “trees all look different when you know their names.” A retired social worker, Orton enrolled in the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards’ 14-week training class in […]