For Immediate Release: April 16, 2011
City of Alexandria Urban Forestry Steering Committee to Hold Earth Day Tree Sale Saturday, April 30
"Great Trees, Great Prices, and Great for Alexandria"
The City’s Alexandria’s Urban Forestry Steering Committee (UFSC) and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will hold a tree sale on Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr. The goal of the sale is to promote the preservation of the Alexandria’s tree canopy by encouraging the planting of trees on private property throughout the City. Alexandria Tree Stewards and Master Gardeners will be on site to answer questions about tree selection, planting and care.
The City’s tree supplier, Denison Landscaping and Nursery of Ft. Washington, Md., will provide the same varieties of trees the City plants -- hardy and successful in this area – in five to seven gallon containers that residents can easily handle and plant. Trees will be sold at below retail market prices to encourage private planting in Alexandria, a major goal of the UFSC. Download the list of Available Trees for Purchase and email or call the City Arborist to place your reservation.
Residents can reserve trees for purchase in advance through April 27. No deposit is necessary. To reserve a tree, call John Noelle, City Arborist, at 703.746.5499 or e-mail email@example.com. When making your tree purchase reservation, please provide a name, telephone number, and the type and quantities of the tree that you plan to purchase.
Advance tree orders may be picked up between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. Reserved trees that are not picked up by 10 a.m. on the day of the sale will be made available to the public.
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 John Noelle, City Arborist, at 703.746.5499, (TTY 703.838.4902) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.