Tree Fredericksburg will be giving out 200+ free three-gallon trees on Saturday, October 29 from 9 a.m. until noon at Powhatan Park, across Cowan Boulevard from Hugh Mercer Elementary School in Fredericksburg.
All Fredericksburg residents are eligible for the tree giveaway, made possible through a grant from CSX and the Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees program. County residents are welcome to send in request forms and be put on a waiting list for any trees left over.
Residents can request their trees in advance by filling out and returning a request form (see below) or by showing up at Powhatan Park if there are any trees not requested in advance of the giveaway. The limit is two trees per city residence. If you’re not able to pick up your trees on Saturday, Oct. 29, you can come the next day, Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1-3 p.m. to get them.
Volunteers in Tree Fredericksburg’s Tree Steward program will provide instruction on proper planting and tree care at Powhatan Park. For $20 a tree, Tree Fredericksburg can also deliver and plant the trees.
Here are the 13 varieties of trees available, and the number of each we have left (updated each day):
23 Red Maples
15 River Birches
32 Red Buds
11 Fringe Trees
12 Sweet Bay Magnolias
9 Black Gums
10 Willow Oaks
10 Red Oaks
10 White Oaks
Click here for more information about the trees:
And here’s that request form: