Alexandria wants you to plant a tree.
Specifically, the city needs some help to get 40 percent of the city covered with trees by 2035, a goal expressed in the city’s Environmental Action Plan.
A native tree sale is underway through Wednesday, Oct. 30, to encourage residents to plant trees native to Alexandria in their yard. Trees for sale include:
- Flowering Dogwood: $40
- Black Oak: $35
- Pitch Pine: $40
- Tulip Poplar: $20
- Chestnut Oak: $35
- White Oak: $40
- Black Gum: $40
For those without yards in which to plant, residents can also purchase a tree and have it planted at no cost on city property near their residence or at a local business, provided the site is approved by the city arborist.
Trees can either be purchased online or at the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center (5750 Sanger Avenue).
The city is already close to its tree canopy goals, achieving 36 percent in 2016, according to the Environmental Action Plan.