Tree Fredericksburg, in partnership with Bartlett Tree Research, will be giving away 1000 seedling trees (2-4 ft high) at the Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21st at Old Mill Park. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. and goes to 4 p.m. weather permitting. The trees are available for anyone living in the Fredericksburg region. The limit is two trees per household. The giveaway, begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Tree Fredericksburg booth at Old Mill Park, and continues until supplies are gone.
There are 15 varieties of trees available: Red Maple, Dogwood, Redbud, Red Oak, River Birch, Foster Holly, Magnolia Ann, Eastern Red Cedar, Black Gum, American Hornbeam, White Fir, Bald Cypress, Golden rain tree, London Planetree, and Virginia Choke Cherry.
The free trees are made possible with a generous donation from Bartlett Tree Experts. “We are happy to supply trees to celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day in our community” said Jason Coiner, manager of Bartlett Tree Experts here in the Fredericksburg area.
All recipients of trees must agree to plant and care for their tree as per Tree Fredericksburg standards. Correct mulching of a tree is critical to its growth and health. Over-mulching can smother a tree and lead to its decline. Tree stewards will be on hand to show proper planting and mulching techniques.