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Tree Distribution Program

Arlington County Office of Communications

Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Tree Distribution Program

Registration Information

Type Remaining End
American beech (Fagus grandifolia) 43 Registrations Ended Free  
American holly (Ilex opaca) 199 Registrations Ended Free  
Red oak (Quercus rubra) 169 Registrations Ended Free  
American basswood (Tilia americana) 19 Registrations Ended Free  
Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) 63 Registrations Ended Free  
Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) 40 Registrations Ended Free  
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) 20 Registrations Ended Free  
Spice bush (Lindera benzoin) Sold Out Ended Free  
Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) Sold Out Ended Free  

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Event Details

Arlington County's Natural Resources Division is providing the above native tree species for residents. The link above will take you to an arboretum web site that provides photographs and descriptive text regarding the nature and characteristics of each tree species. Type in the common or botantical name of the tree that you're interested in.

The trees being distributed are generally termed ‘whips’ in the nursery trade and are in one- to three-gallon containers. Tree height varies with species but generally ranges between two to four feet.

This year, the distribution event takes place Saturday, October 13 at the Arlington County nursery facility from 8 am to 3 pm. The nursery is located behind the baseball field situated at the corner of South George Mason and Four Mile Run. Parking is available within the parking lot in front of the ball field. All participants are asked to walk to the nursery to pick up their tree.

A golf cart and driver will be available for anyone needing assistance.

Both TreeSteward members and Arlington County Landscape staff will be on hand with information and education materials, e.g. planting guidelines, tree care and maintenance, and species characteristics, for all participants. Staff will also be available to help transport the trees and load vehicles. 

Neighbors and groups are being encouraged to make arrangements to pick up trees jointly due to the limited space for parking at the site.


  • Only one (1) tree per residental property.
  • Mutli-family properties must contact to obtain additional species.
  • Volunteers at the event will ask you to check in using your name or your group's name.


Tree pickup at the County nursery

TreeStewards helping residents at last year's distribution




What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Remember, you will be picking up a tree! All single trees will fit in a passenger car with open windows. Please carpool with others in your neighborhood if possible.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Patrick Wegeng, Enviornmental Landscape Supervisor, with any additional questions:


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you change your mind, please come back to this site and cancel your registration.


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can change anything about your registration.


Have questions about Tree Distribution Program? Contact Arlington County Office of Communications

When & Where

County Nursery behind George Washington Baseball Field
4240 S Four Mile Run Dr
Arlington, VA 22206

Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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