100 Trees to Celebrate 100 Years
We have challenged ourselves to plant 100 trees to celebrate our 100 years as a Civic Association. Here are ways you can join us to meet the challenge of growing our canopy and green space together…
Contribute to our 100-year anniversary tree mosaic. When you plant a tree, we’d like your help documenting our campaign by creating a 100-year anniversary tree mosaic. When you plant a tree, please send Jackie Snelling a picture that we can use to document your addition for our total count and to include in a mosaic of all the trees we have planted.
LVCA Walking tour of our trees: Are you interested in a fall walking tour guided by an Arlington Tree Steward? Our tentative date is Saturday, October 28, the same day as our LVCA 100 Year celebration. Please send Jackie Snelling an email if you’re interested in helping plan a walking tour, or in joining the walk.
Free Trees Available
Eco-Action: These are free professionally planted trees through Eco-Action, funded through fees to developers who remove trees. There are both Fall and Spring order and planting schedules. If you are interested in a free, professionally planted canopy tree this Spring, send an email to Jackie Snelling with your name, email, and street address up now for Free Canopy Trees in Spring. The spring planting list will be out soon, and we already know that it will include the white oak species that is throughout LVCA and in need of replacement from loss due to age and the recent storms.
· Our Fall-planted trees are coming this month. Those who ordered trees through our group application should all have received a notice that our application was accepted, and that they will be soon receive stakes to mark their previously identified planting spot. Our trees will be coming in in the next few weeks!!
County provided free Trees for Private Property: This is an annual program that has both Spring and Fall pick up times. You order, and then pick up and plant the trees when they are available. The application period is generally in September. In addition to canopy trees, this tree selection now includes popular understory trees and flowering trees such as Crepe Myrtle and Dogwood. These are first come, first served based on availability.
· Let’s start planning our requests now for fall application. If you’d like to make a request for this annual program, reach out to John Carten who will send you the link.
Street Trees and trees for public spaces: This is an annual program. Ordering is always open, but County planting follows a spring and fall schedule. Generally, orders for spring planting are by the end of September and for fall by the end of June. The County provides and plants the trees for public spaces including “street trees” for right of way between curb and sidewalk and trees for other public spaces such as parks and medians. The County website provides a link where residents can request street trees for both fall and spring planting periods. https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Topics/Report-Problem