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Earth Day Free Tree Giveaway

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tree Fredericksburg, in partnership with Friends of the Rappahannock and We Plant Trees, is giving away 3,000 native free trees and shrubs (2-4 ft high) on Saturday, April 20, at the Earth Day Festival at Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline Street, 22401. Trees will be given out from 11 AM until 4 PM or until the supply is gone. Reservations will not be taken. The event is on a first come/first serve basis. Each family may pick up a maximum of five trees or shrubs. Dogwoods will be limited to one per family until 2 PM and if there are any Dogwoods still available, we will distribute them on an equitable basis. The trees are available to anyone in the Fredericksburg region. You may come to the park, come to the Tree Fredericksburg booth, get a ticket reserving your trees,  and then tour the Earth Day Festival. After touring the Festival, you can pick up your trees at the “Will Call” table in Old Mill Park by presenting your ticket before 3:30 PM.  The trees and shrubs available are: Black Cherry, White Dogwood, Paw Paw, American Persimmon, Redbud, River Birch, Willow Oak, Shumard Oak, Swamp White Oak, Elderberry Shrub, Ninebark Shrub, Spicebush Shrub. Tree Stewards will be on hand to teach proper tree planting and answer questions.

Black Cherry (Prunus Serotina)

Black Cherry

(Prunus Serotina)


Major Source for pollinators and birds

Dogwood Tree (Cornus Florida)


(Cornus florida)

 Spring bloomer

Feeds wildlife understory tree

Paw Paw Tree (Asimina Triloba)

Paw Paw

(Asimina triloba)

 Small native fruit tree. Grows to 15 ft high. Delicious fruit

American Persimmon Tree

American Persimmon

(Diospyros virginiana)



Redbud Tree<br />
Cercis canadensis<br />


(Cercis canadensis) 


Early bloomer, Small tough tree

River Birch Tree

River Birch

(Betula nigra) 


Great for tough sites, Fast grower

 Supports over 250 species of wildlife

Oak Willow Tree

Oak Willow

(Quercus phellos)


Fast Grower, Large shade tree

 Supports over 500 species of wildlife

Oak Shumard Tree

Oak Shumard

(Quercus shumardii)


Fast-growing large shade tree 

Supports over 500 species of wildlife

Oak Swamp White Tree

Oak Swamp White

(Quercus bicolor)


Fast-growing large shade tree – great in clay soil

 Supports over 500 species of wildlife

Elderberry Tree


(Sambucus canadensis)

Native Shrub

Feeds Birds/Wildlife

Ninebark Tree


(Physocarpus opulifolius)

Native Shrub

Feeds Birds/Wildlife



(Lindera benzoin)

Native Shrub

Feeds Birds/Wildlife


April 20
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St, 22401


Tree Fredericksburg
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