Alexandria Tree Sale: October 23, 2010

Blackgums will grow 30 - 75' tall. They Do Not produce spicy gumballs like the sweetgum tree.

White oaks grow 75 - 100' tall with a wide spread. They are wonderfully tolerant of distrubance and adapted to our climate.

The storm last August destroyed more than a hundred mature canopy trees providing shade and beauty to the border area of Alexandria and Arlington.  On Saturday, October 23 the Alexandria City Arborist’s office is holding a tree sale at George Washington Middle School , from 8 am to 2 pm. to encourage residents to replace trees which were lost or damaged this year.

A variety of trees will be available at a reduced cost – shade trees include white oaks (nature’s food pantry for wildlife), blackgum (first tree to turn red each fall), willow oak (a hardy favorite), and American hornbeam as well as smaller ornamental trees such as redbud, dogwood and crape myrtle. Tree should be pre-ordered for best selection and you may obtain an order form by emailing or calling the Alexandria arborist’s office at 7o3-746-5499.

TreeStewards will staff an information booth to assist consumers with information on selecting the right tree for their yard, and will have Ooze tubes available to ensure the young trees get sufficient water.

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