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Seedling distribution for fall 2021

Thank you for your interest. We are looking forward to our fall tree seedling distribution starting at the end of October. Tree seedlings are available on a first come, first serve basis. Unsure what species to select or how to plant them? Check out our resources at the bottom of the page. Email your requested species and quantities and a good contact number to trees@fairfaxreleaf.org. Please be patient. We are a small non-profit and will be working diligently to fill orders as quickly as we can. You will not be contacted until your order is bundled and ready for pick-up. 

SHRUBS

Buttonbush

Northern Bayberry

Black Chokeberry

Silky Dogwood

Elderberry (limited quantities)

Indigobush (limited quantities)

Arrowwood Viburnum

 

SMALL TREES (<30′ at maturity)

River Birch

Flowering Dogwood

Winterberry Holly

American Hornbeam

Paw Paw

American Plum

Eastern Redbud (limited quantities)

Shadblow Serviceberry

MEDIUM TREES (30′ – 70′ at maturity)

Red Mulberry

Northern Red Oak

Willow Oak

White Oak (limited quantities)

Persimmon

 

LARGE TREES (>70′ at maturity)

Shagbark Hickory

Black Oak

Chestnut Oak

Southern Red Oak

Loblolly Pine

Tulip Poplar

Sycamore

Black Walnut

Not sure what trees to select? Check out this guide from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on native plants.

Not sure how to plant your tree seedlings? Watch this video by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Most of our seedlings are produced at the Virginia Department of Forestry’s nursery in Augusta county. Pine and hardwood seeds are sown and seedlings are visually inspected, harvested, hand-graded, labeled and packaged for delivery. Many hardwood species are grown from acorns and seeds collected by volunteers around the state and donated to the nurseries. Virginia-grown seeds generally produce trees that will grow well in the state. Fairfax ReLeaf uses this source whenever possible.

Please visit USDA NRCS Plant Database for photos and species description details.

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