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Neighborhood Tree Program Events Start Up Next Week

The Neighborhood Tree Program, a partnership between the Village Preservation and Improvement Society and the City of Falls Church, is calling for volunteers to work three events it’s sponsoring this fall.

As part of the program, there will be two street tree planting events on Saturday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8:30 a.m. – noon each day.

Volunteers will meet on Seaton Lane near the back entrance of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School for the Oct. 18 event and they will meet at 603 N. Oak Street, at the base of the hill en route to Mt. Daniel Elementary School, for the Nov. 1 event.

Each event will begin with a brief street planting demonstration and then volunteers will split off into teams of new and experienced tree planters.

The Neighborhood Tree Program recommends that volunteers wear sturdy outdoor, dirt-friendly clothes, boots or heavy shoes and work gloves and bring long handled shovel if they have one. There will be extra tools and light refreshments at each street planting event.

The Neighborhood Tree Program is also holding a tree mulching event on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. – noon at Cherry Hill Park, located at 300 Park Ave., Falls Church, near the outdoor basketball court. Potential volunteers should send a RSVP to