2024 Abingdon Tree Giveaway

2024 Abingdon Tree Giveaway

April 27, 2024
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Harry L. Coomes Recreation Center


Each family will be able to register to receive a TOTAL of four trees, mixed or matched.  EXAMPLE: You can order 2 redbuds and 2 dogwoods, or one of each tree.

Here are the trees that will be available!

DogwoodDogwood
The state tree of VA. This power line compatible (less than 25' tall/wide at maturity) tree is known for it's early spring white flowers that cover each branch.  Glossy green summertime leaves turn a brilliant scarlet in the fall. The late summer/fall berries are a wildlife favorite. The dogwood can grow in sun or shade. Plant it correctly and give it water it's 1st year and it should last for decades. Proper mulching will add to it's health and vitality.

 

RedbudRedbud (Cercis canadensis)
One of the most picturesque trees in this region, the early spring pink/purple blossoms one each twig are a vibrant sign that spring has arrived. The large heart shaped leaves cast wonderful summer shade. The redbud is powerline compatible (less than 25' tall) and can handle both sun and partial shade. When planted correctly and properly mulched, this tree will add value to your property for years to come. 

 

Sugar MapleSugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
One of the most popular residential trees, the Sugar Maple is known for it's abundant summertime shade and vibrant orange/yellow/red foliage in the fall.  Four states have this tree as their state tree.   At maturity, this tree can grow to over 75' in height and over 50' in width so lots of room is needed for this tree to reach it's full potential.  The Sugar Maple values full sun, moist but not permanently wet soil, and proper mulching.   It's not the fastest growing tree but your patience will be rewarded with a specimen that will greatly benefit your property.

 

Swamp White OakWhite Oak (Quercus bicolor)
Naturally found in the bottomlands of the eastern and southern U.S., the Swamp White Oak is extremely adaptable and can thrive in urban environments. The large shallow lobed leaves cast wonderful summer shade and the 3/4" to 1 1/4" acorns are an excellent food source for many kinds of wildlife. This tree can grow to 75' high and 70' wide so it needs adequate room to grow. When planted correctly and mulched properly, this tree can live for hundreds of years and be a valued member of your property.

 

Event Information

Event Date 04-27-2024 9:00 am
Event End Date 04-27-2024 12:00 pm
Cut Off Date 04-03-2024 8:00 am
Location Harry L. Coomes Recreation Center