Oscar-winning Dame Judi Dench filmed the program ‘Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees’ for BBC One where she explores the life cycle and stories of trees in Great Briton. According to the show, “Judi has long been fascinated with trees, ever since she was a child. She shared her passion with her late husband, actor Michael Williams, and together they nurtured a collection of trees at the bottom of their six-acre garden. For the past seven years, she has continued to care for this woodland with her close companion, wildlife enthusiast David Mills. Throughout this time, Judi has continually planted trees for dear friends and family who have passed away.”
Judi joins some of the best tree scientists and historians to explore the secret lives of trees. In this clip, Judi Dench and Tony Kirkham visit The Crowhurst Yew, a 1,500 year old tree.
Tree Fredericksburg has received a grant funded by CSX Railroad Corporation and The Alliance for Community Trees. We have been given funding to give away 80 free trees (15 gallon trees – retail value $100) in the City of Fredericksburg this fall, and 25 trees are still available!
The tree must be planted inside the City (zip 22401) anyplace in your front or back yard.
One tree per residence.
The recipient must attend a 10-minute tutorial on Saturday afternoon October 11th on the proper planting of trees.
The tree must be mulched as per the tree mulch standards of the City of Fredericksburg (standards available here and here).
The tree must be watered weekly the first summer after it is planted. (Tree watering bags can be rented for $20 a season and when the bag is returned in good condition, the $20 fee will be refunded.)
Please either fill out the application (.pdf| .doc). You can either mail it back or send it by email. Please act quickly – there are only 25 trees left!
We are doing this on a first come basis with special consideration for those who have helped us plant trees or have given us financial support over the last few years.
Vandals attempted to chop down a 6 year old crabapple tree on the median at Washington Avenue and Lewis Street. The tree was damaged beyond repair. It was hacked through almost halfway. It appeared that the vandals were interrupted in the task. There was an axe left at the scene which was discovered by Carl and Anne Little of Tree Fredericksburg on Saturday morning at 10 am.
A large Willow Oak tree was felled by an axe last week during the evening of August 26th. It was reported to the police in the morning by neighbors on Wednesday, August 27th. The value of the Willow Oak tree was in excess of $1000, which makes the vandalism a felony.
Tree Fredericksburg is offering a reward of $1000 for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators. Any information should be reported to the Fredericksburg Police Department at 540 373-3122.