GFCA will give away free native tree saplings to residents of Great Falls on a first come, first serve basis until they are gone. Limit of six saplings per family.
The available saplings will include a variety of large and small native trees and shrubs with varying sunlight requirements and varying soil moisture requirements. Featured will be two shrubs that can help counter erosion: red twig dog-wood and spicebush. A fruit-bearing tree, the paw paw, and a nut-bearing bush, the hazelnut, will also be available. A favorite blooming tree, the redbud, will be offered, along with saplings that grow into large deciduous trees: white oak, sugar maple and black gum. Virginia pines will round out the selection.
GFCA’s tree giveaway is being held in conjunction with Fairfax ReLeaf, an independent non-profit volunteer organization that conserves, restores and promotes sustainable urban forests in Northern Virginia.
Great Falls Citizens Association
PO Box 27 • Great Falls, VA • 22066