On Saturday October 10, 2015 The Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria held their Second Annual Tree Give Away for residents of Alexandria City. One hundred and five trees were offered for the reserve fee of $5. Residents signed up online and came to the Del Ray Baptist Church to pick up their trees.
Participants were allowed a maximum of two trees (one canopy and one understory). Tree choices included Red Oak, Hornbeam, Magnolia, Gray Birch, Dogwood and Serviceberry among others. Only native species were selected for the give away and all the trees came from Octoraro Native Plant Nursery in Pennsylvania.
All trees were successfully picked up by their new owners, many of whom donated the $5 reserve fee back to Tree Stewards.
If you happened to be one of the recipients of a new tree, please send us a picture of you planting your tree. Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.