The City purchases a large portion of the trees that we plant and supports most labor costs for watering and tree maintenance. Tree Fredericksburg also obtains grants from government, corporate, and other sponsors to increase the number of trees we can plant. However, Tree Fredericksburg relies on donations from people like you to finance our basic operational costs, which does not include any salaries. We are entirely a volunteer organization. Your donations mean the world to us! Each and every dollar comes back to you in the form of a bigger and better urban forest canopy.