​Citizens Invited to Adopt a Live Oak Tree for Planting in Virginia Beach

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

This October the Friends of Live Oaks, in partnership with the Virginia Beach Environment and Sustainability Office, will give away young live oak trees to Virginia Beach residents to plant in Virginia Beach.  2014 will be the fourth annual live oak distribution.  As in the past, there will be no charge for the trees.  Recipients are, however, encouraged to become official Friends of Live Oaks members by purchasing a $10 membership.

All application forms for a tree must be received by Oct. 4, 2014.  Application forms can be submitted online at www.friendsofliveoaks.org, or by printing a request form for mailing to Friends of Live Oaks, 4908A Lauderdale Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.

Trees must be picked up at the Linkhorn Annex (former Linkhorn Park Elementary School building) at 1413 Laskin Road on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plastic bags will be provided for tree and car protection. Your tree will come with planting instructions. 

Recipients will be notified soon after your application is processed.

Before you pick up your tree on Oct. 18, you need to select the location where you are going to plant your tree.  Please ensure that:

  • There are no overhead power lines;
  • There are no structures – house, garage, shed, sidewalk, patio, or deck- within 10 feet (20 feet would be preferred); and
  • It is not in a city drainage or utility easement.

For additional information, please contact Clay Bernick in the Planning Department/Environment and Sustainability Office at 385-4899 or visit www.VBgov.com/liveoaks.

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