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Fxbg Drive-Thru Tree Giveaway

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Register in advance for free trees and then pick them up on June 6! Friends of the Rappahannock is proud to partner with Tree Fredericksburg and Bartlett Tree Experts to host a drive-thru tree giveaway at James Monroe High School. Select your trees below.

Trees strengthen our community by increasing property values, making public spaces more livable and improving our environment. This native tree giveaway is made possible by financial contributions from Tree Fredericksburg and Bartlett Tree Experts, a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), and support from the Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF).

This tree giveaway is limited to three trees per family. Pre-registration is required. All trees are one gallon size and are a species native to the region. Please carefully read the “Important Notes” section below and register for your choice of trees using the form at the bottom of this page.

Native trees help our environment and our community in numerous ways, including:
Sequester carbon to improve air quality
Regulate temperatures in our urban environments
Increase property values in our neighborhoods
Catch and filter polluted stormwater before it enters our local streams
Stabilize soils and stream banks preventing erosion
Provide valuable forage and habitat for fish and wildlife

Important notes and rules for giveaway:
-Limit 3 trees per family
-Social Distancing. To ensure compliance with social distancing guidelines, this tree giveaway will use a “drive-thru” format. Recipients will be able to receive a ticket and pick up their tree order at James Monroe High School without leaving their vehicle. Please follow the signs posted along Washington Avenue on the day of the event.
-Consent for Tree Inspection. Due to grant requirements, all trees given away must be tracked and reported for the Chesapeake Bay –Cleanup Program. By receiving a tree, you give consent to allow a trained volunteer to enter your property to inspect each planted tree. Volunteers will contact each landowner beforehand to schedule the site visit.
-Everybody Loves Dogwood. To give more people a chance to take home our beautiful state tree, please limit 1 dogwood per order.
-Right Tree, Right Place. To maximize the chances that your tree will survive and flourish in its new home, and to minimize the risk of property damage or other inconvenience, it is important to select the right species for your property.

Species Available:
River Birch
Tulip Poplar/Tuliptree
Overcup Oak
Red Maple
Sweetbay Magnolia
White Flowering Dogwood

Instructions on how to obtain your trees:
Register for up to 3 free trees below.
Bring your printed or digital receipt from the reservation to the tree pickup at James Monroe High School on June 6. We will begin processing orders at 8am.
There will be free tree chain and stakes for $2 available at pickup site
At the pickup, you will receive a sheet of paper with links to a YouTube video containing instructions on how to plant, mulch, and maintain your trees
Trees must be covered in some way for traveling, either inside a vehicle or covered in a truck. The trees are small but can be as much as 6-7 ft tall. They can bend in the trunk if necessary.

For more information, please contact Adam Lynch at adam.lynch@riverfriends.org.


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June 6
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Adam Lynch


James Monroe High School
2300 Washington Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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