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Rappahannock County Tree Giveaway

October 1 - October 31

Tree saplings tree planting

The Sperryville Community Alliance, Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission, and Rappahannock County Garden Club are teaming up with Friends of the Rappahannock to offer free trees!

Register in advance for free trees in Rappahannock County. Trees will become available during the month of October. Pick Up details will be provided at a later date. 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 grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Arbor Day Foundation.

This tree giveaway is limited to three trees per family. Pre-registration is required. All trees are 1 to 3 gallon size and are a species native to the region. Please carefully read the “Important Notes” section below.

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
-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 agree to provide photo documentation of your planted tree.
-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:
Pawpaw
Serviceberry
American Beech
River Birch
Flowering Dogwood
Sycamore
Red Maple
Northern Red Oak

Instructions on how to obtain your trees:
To register for up to 3 free trees, please contact Kerry Sutten at [email protected].

You will receive an email update for pick-up details at a later date.

This giveaway is a program of the Rappahannock River Roundtable and is made possible through grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Arbor Day Foundation, and the sales of the Chesapeake Bay License Plate.

 

Details

Start:
October 1
End:
October 31
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