Plant Trees in Fall!
The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards, together with the Charlottesville Tree Commission are sponsoring a sale of young, native trees, during the Downtown Pavilion Safe Halloween Event, 2:00-4:00 p.m. October 26, as well as at City Market, 7:00-noon, October 12, 19 and 26. Click here to see list of tree varieties on offer.
Note: On Saturday, October 12, trees sold out by 9:30 a.m.. We’ll have more next week!
We often think of planting in the spring. The truth is that trees can adjust to the shock of transplanting better in fall. They will have three seasons to grow roots before summer heat. Fall is when acorns and maple keys plant themselves. People should plant then, too!
Contact: Robin Hanes, Tree Steward and Commissioner email@example.com 434-202-0225
This wide variety of native trees were donated by the Department of Forestry and Conservation Services once their large scale planting projects were finished for 2013. Tree Stewards potted and cared for them through the summer. This is a community project, with low prices and good education on tree care. Trees are primarily 3 gallon trees. Drive up access available nearby.
Tree Stewards and Commissioners will be on hand for information on tree varieties and care, with demonstrations on how to plant. Unusual varieties such as Hazelnut, Chinkapin, and Chestnut Oak will be available as well as the more often seen Red Oak and Sugar Maple. Tree Guards and 4’ Tree Tubes will also be on sale to protect the trees.
Trees make Virginia beautiful and last generations. They provide shade, oxygen, stormwater and CO2 absorption. Plant trees!