Be Cool- Plant a tree!

End Date: Sun, 09/27/2015 - 11:59pm

Pick your tree! 

The City of Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities, with support from Alexandria’s Environmental Policy Commission and Virginia Master Naturalists, is offering residents two ways to beautify and shade our City:

Residents may Purchase, for just $20 each, a variety of trees and shrubs, including White Oak, Eastern Redbud, American Hornbeam, Elderberry, American Hazelnut, White Fringetree, River Birch, Black Gum, and Pitch Pine.  Orders must be placed by September 27 and plants must be picked up on October 3 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave.; or 

Residents may make a Tax-Deductible Gift to the City of Alexandria Living Landscape Fund. Donations will be used to purchase trees and shrubs that will be planted in October at the Chambliss Street crossing of Holmes Run (at the western end of Dora Kelley Nature Park).  Donors are invited, but not required, to participate in the planting event.

For additional information, view the Fall 2015 City of Alexandria Tree Sale Flyer; contact Susan Gitlin, Vice Chair, Environmental Policy Commission, at or 703.819.8410; or contact Mary Farrah, Center Director, Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center, at or 703.746.5525.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Mary Farrah, 703.746.5525, (VA Relay 711) or e-mail   



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