Letter: Oak Tree Planting Program Underway

Letter: Oak Tree Planting Program Underway

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

The Great Falls spring 2015 Legacy White Oak planting program is underway now, as described in this week's Connection (“Legacy White Oak Project.) There are options for planting trees in local parks as well as at homes, schools, churches and businesses.

Residents who would like to support tree-planting in our local parks can make a tax-deductible contribution of $466 this month to the Fairfax County Park Foundation, at 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 404, Fairfax, VA 22035. Their telephone is 703-324-8582 and website is www.fairfaxparkfoundation.org. Checks should be marked with: "Great Falls Legacy White Oak Planting" and should specify in which local park the resident would like to see the oak planted. The local parks with spaces for trees in 2015 are: Colvin Run Mill, Riverbend and Lockmeade (on Riva Ridge).

If you'd like to have a white oak planted on private property (for $406), contact GFCA vice president Bill Canis at bcanis@yahoo.com. For an additional charge, the local landscaper will also water your oak

weekly during the summer. Planting white oaks is one way to ensure our community's wooded and semi-rural character continues into the future.

Bill Canis

Great Falls