Join NAACP Arlington Branch and EcoAction Arlington for a drop-in information session about the Tree Canopy Equity Program in Arlington.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
EcoAction Arlington representatives will give a short introduction and answer questions about the Tree Canopy program and application process. Tree Stewards will be on hand to answer questions about the available species of trees and shrubs.
EcoAction Arlington provides free trees and shrubs through an application process on its website.
Applications are due by midnight January 6, 2023.
Have questions? Come to the Drop-In Information Session on December 8 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer tree stewards are ready to help you make a selection perfect for your property.
The trees and shrubs are large, of very good quality, and will be professionally planted in the Spring. Applicants must promise to take care of them for fifteen years.
Trees and shrubs are available to private property owners such as single-family homeowners, apartment complexes, places of worship, and clubs.
Applications are especially encouraged for property owners in these civic associations:
- Arlington View
- Aurora Highlands
- Columbia Heights
- Green Valley
- John M Langston
- Long Branch Creek
- Radnor/Ft.Myer Heights
Our goal of increasing tree canopy in these ten civic associations from their current levels of 17-33 percent to the Arlington County average of approximately 40 percent will take many, many years of sustained effort.
Trees and native shrubs are important for alleviating the heat island effect, providing shade for lower heating/cooling bills, reducing heat-related illnesses such as asthma, and reducing stormwater runoff. They are essential for reversing the effects of climate change by increasing biodiversity and reducing carbon emissions.
If you are able to plant many trees or shrubs, EcoAction has the grant to pay for watering up to forty trees.