TREE CANOPY: The layer of leaves, branches and tree stems that covers the ground when viewed from above.
The average tree canopy coverage for North Ridge has declined by an estimated forty percent since our neighborhoods were first built, yet research continues to prove how important trees are to community health. With help from our City officials and volunteer efforts, we can re-grow our urban forest. Take a class on becoming a Tree Steward, volunteer or simply JOIN NRCA today and help us restore, enhance and protect our tree canopy!
Need Help with a Tree Issue in a Public Space?
Contact: City Arborist's Office (703.746.5499) | City of Alexandria Tree Planting and Replacement Program
What Can You Do to Make a Difference?
PARTICIPATE IN THE NORTH RIDGE CANOPY TREE CAMPAIGN - SPRING 2020 SALE – TAKING ORDERS NOW!
TREES, PLANTING AND MULCHING ARE FROM MERRIFIELD AND 25% OFF RETAIL
We are waiting for Spring pricing but most likely will be same as Fall Prices -
15 gal container trees 10-12ft in height $300
2”caliper ball and burlap – 15 ft in height $540
All trees are native to North Ridge and support wildlife.
Quercus alba - White Oak; sun or part shade, moist well drained to dry soils
Quercus coccinea - Scarlet Oak; full sun - drought resistant; fast growing
Quercus rubra - Northern Red; NE facing Sun and shade; well drained soils; fast growing
Quercus palustris - Pin Oak; sun and shade - moist/wet soils; fast growing
Quercus phellos - Willow Oak; sun or part shade – moist but tolerates drought; fast growing
Lioriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Poplar; sun - moderately moist well drained soils; fast growing
Platanus occidentalis - American Sycamore; sun and some shade; prefers moist soils but tolerates multiple conditions/pollution; very fast growing
Nyssa Sylvatica - Black Gum; sun and moist soils
Email us your order now; no later than March 8; we can help you identify the right tree(s) and the location; We will collect checks later.
Planting will be mid March.
Tree Champions will be happy to assist with a home consultation so you can get an idea of which tree(s) might be best suited for your property.
IN ADDITION YOU CAN GET FREE TRESS FROM THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IF YOU DON'T HAVE A SIDEWALK
The City will plant for free a 15 ft canopy tree within six feet of your curb if you have no sidewalk and no overhead wires.
Click on Call Click Connect on the City’s website to put in your request. The sooner you do this, the sooner you will get your tree; planting is in order of request and depends on funds/trees available. If funds run out this budget cycle, your request will be filled the next.
Select from the following:
White oak (sun), Chestnut oak (sun),
Scarlet oak (fast grower, sun),
Northern Red Oak (fast grower, sun and shade),
Pin oak (very fast grower, moist soil),
Tulip poplar (fast grower),
American Sycamore (fast grower),
Nyssa sylvatica (sun, moist),
A City Arborist will come out and ok the tree selection and the site. Let us know if you order.
Donate to NRCA or help with tree planting efforts. You can also separately volunteer to be part of the Tree Champions effort, or simply donate a tree for a public space in North Ridge.
SUMMER 2017: Adopt a Bench or Donate a Tree at the Pit Park (aka Beverley Park)!
There are many ways you can do your part to help restore North Ridge's precious tree canopy:
- Join NRCA/Donate
- Be a Tree Champion
- Contact the City for help with tree issues/replacement in public spaces