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Plant a tree this weekend

Judging from the number of calls and letters we got from people up in arms about the rumor that trees in Hurkamp Park had been cut down for the Sarah Palin rally (That is not true, see here for details.), this event should get a great turnout. From the city’s Web site:

First Annual Fall Tree Planting Event

Saturday, November 15, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Rain date: Sunday, November 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to plant 100 trees (3 gallon containers) throughout the City of Fredericksburg. Meet at Maury Park (corner of William Street and Kenmore Avenue) at 12:45 p.m. Please bring gloves and a shovel. This event is sponsored by the Fredericksburg Department of Public Works, the Fredericksburg Beautification Commission, and Tree Fredericksburg.
We will be planting trees in the utility strips (grassy areas between the sidewalk and the street) throughout the City. We are looking for locations where neighbors will agree to water the trees for a year. We are also looking for individuals who are interested in planting a tree in their front yard (in the City) that will be watered and thrive and become a canopy tree. This event is open to all individuals free of charge. If interested in more information, call Anne Little 373-4594.