Fredericksburg Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw helping get the job done in October 2015 at Old Mill Park.
These members of the Rho-Chi chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity from the University of Mary Washington were among the 61 volunteers who showed up to plant trees in the rain in the Mayfield neighborhood on Saturday, November 7. It was our last planting of the fall, and a couple of the Rho-Chi planting groups serenaded us the whole time, even though, from the looks of them, they’d been up all night the night before studying. Many thanks to them, and to the UMW tennis teams, who also turned out in force, and to all the rest of our intrepid volunteers.
Meanwhile, not to be outdone, 22 volunteers from Tree Fred and the Main Street Initiative got up bright and early on Friday, November 6 to fill all the downtown Fredericksburg planters with miniature Christmas trees, helping get the city ready for the holiday season. Thanks to all who showed up for that as well. See you all in the spring!
How fantastic to have such dedicated volunteers that we’re literally full up for our next planting. We had an amazing turnout for the October 31 planting at Sunshine Ballpark as well–a LOT of folks showing up to show a LOT of love for trees. If you’ve already signed up for the Saturday, November 7 planting in Mayfield, we look forward to seeing you at 9 a.m. sharp. 57 trees. Should take us about two hours. It’s our last volunteer planting of the fall. Thanks to everybody who turned out this year to help. We’re at 5,000 trees and counting! Stay tuned for more tree plantings in the spring.
Our next two plantings will be HUGE, as a certain presidential candidate might say. Saturday, Oct. 17 we’ll be planting near the Falmouth Bridge, gathering at 2701 Princess Anne Street, and planting trees from 9 a.m. until noon–or whenever we finish, which is usually around 11. On Saturday, Oct. 24 we’ll be planting nearly 70 trees at Old Mill Park, also from 9-noon. The address there is 2217 Caroline Street. That planting is supported by a Restoration Grant from the CSX Corporation, which is being administered by ACTrees–the Alliance for Community Trees–focusing on riparian restoration at Old Mill. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your organization or business would like to join us.