Children’s Museum of Fredericksburg Annual Pass

Tree Fredericksburg received a donation from the Children’s Museum of Fredericksburg of a one year pass to the museum (worth $135). We received this donation after our fundraising silent auction. We are hoping that someone will offer us a donation for this free pass. We suggest $75 as a donation but will entertain any reasonable amount. If you or a friend is interested (it would make a great holiday gift for some family), please contact Anne Little at treefred@cox.net.

Tree Fredericksburg Receives 2014 Diamond Partnership Award

Tree Fredericksburg received an award from the City of Fredericksburg Recreation Commission. The Award is the 2014 Diamond Partnership Award for 4000 hours of volunteer service to the City Parks Department by the volunteers from Tree Fredericksburg. Together, Tree Fredericksburg volunteers planted, mulched and cared for hundreds of trees in our City’s parks. The Parks Commission cited us for “Exceptionally generous Partnership with the Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Department for the betterment of the citizens of Fredericksburg”

Thank you, volunteers!

We want to thank all of our volunteers who plant trees with Tree Fredericksburg! Here are some photos from our Fall Tree Plantings:

September 27 at Brompton and Marye Streets

October 4 at College Terrace

25 Free Trees Available

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!

Rules

  • 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.)

Application

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

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Crabapple Tree Vandalized

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.

Damaged crabapple tree

Damaged crabapple tree

Axe found at crime scene

Axe found at crime scene

Thank You University of Mary Washington Students!

Over 100 students from the University of Mary Washington worked with Tree Fredericksburg, the Department of Public Works, and the Parks Department to mulch the Heritage Trail trailhead and down the trail between Princess Anne and Caroline Streets. Thanks to the first-year students at the University, we were able to do this project in one day. 

“I love that the City is able to partner with the University on projects like this and help bring the students into our community.” – Anne Little

 

80 Free Trees Available

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.

Rules

  • 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.)

Application

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 80 trees.

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

Read more