If you live in Arlington, you can have a shade tree planted in your yard, condo, apartment building, or other private property for FREE. Select from more than 30 native tree species provided through the Tree Canopy Fund. The fund is administered by ACE and the Arlington County Urban Forestry Commission. Proposals for the 2013 grant cycle are due Friday, June 21 and all groups must register online before submitting a proposal. Details are available at http://arlingtonenvironment.org/community-action/trees/
This year, TreeStewards and Master Gardeners are offering two free, programs to assist applicants in selecting the best tree for their sites:
Tree Canopy Fund Information Session. Monday, April 29, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington. This program will provide an overview of the tree canopy fund application process and a presentation by the TreeStewards with guidance on how to select the best tree for the space.
Tree Selection Guidelines. Saturday, May 11, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington. This program conducted by Virginia Cooperative Extension will provide information on tree selection and a guided tree walk. Please register to attend by calling the Master Gardener Help Desk at 703- 228- 6414 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Program will be conducted rain or shine.
Both educational sessions are open to anyone interested in how to select a tree, but the actual trees are only provided to Arlington residents.