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Alexandria’s Urban Forestry Steering Committee Holds
Third Annual Alexandria Earth Day Tree Sale on Saturday, April 26
Great Trees, Great Prices, and Great for Alexandria
 
Alexandria’s Urban Forestry Steering Committee (UFSC) and Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will host a City tree sale on Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr. The sale will held in conjunction with the Alexandria Earth Day celebration. Tree stewards will be available at the sale to consult on tree choice and care.
 
The City’s tree supplier, Denison Landscaping and Nursery, will provide residents with a local selection of trees, sold in five-gallon containers that can be easily handled and planted. The trees will be sold at below retail market prices to encourage private planting in Alexandria, a major goal of the UFSC.
 
The sale will include shade, ornamental, and evergreen trees that grow successfully in this region. Shade and ornamental trees will be available for $30, and evergreen trees will be available for $40. If 10 or more trees are purchased for planting on one site, planting assistance may be obtained for an additional fee.
 
The Urban Forestry Steering Committee, established by the City Manager at the request of City Council in 2004, seeks to promote the preservation of the Alexandria’s tree canopy by encouraging the planting of trees on private property throughout the City.
 
Residents can reserve trees in advance through Wednesday, April 18. No deposit is necessary. To reserve a tree, call Jerry Dieruf, Arborist, at 703.838.4999, ext. 451, or e-mail jerry.dieruf@alexandriava.gov. A name, telephone number, and the type and quantities of the tree should be provided. Reserved trees that are not picked up by 10 a.m. on April 26 will be released for sale.

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 Jerry Dieruf, Arborist, at 703.838.5040, extension 451, (TTY 703.838.4902) or e-mail jerry.dieruf@alexandriava.gov.

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