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Posted on: April 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Free Trees for Petersburg

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Free Trees for Petersburg!
Virginia State University and the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges have partnered on a grant from the VA Dept. of Forestry to provide trees at no cost to residents, organizations, and businesses in Petersburg. The goal of this project is to increase the tree cover in Petersburg. For any questions, contact Dr. Sarah Melissa Witiak (

Giveaways are at Petersburg Public Library: April 19 (5-6pm), April 20 (5-6pm), April 21 (4-5pm)
REDBUD – small tree, heart shaped leaves, beautiful purple spring flowers
SERVICE BERRY – small tree with a form similar to crape myrtle. Small white flowers in spring, red berries in the fall
WITCH HAZEL – small shrub or tree with yellow blossoms in late winter with lovely yellow fall foliage
SWEET MAGNOLIA – beautiful shade tree with attractive white blooms and large glossy leaves
FRINGE TREE – small tree with delicate white spring blossoms with yellow foliage in the fall

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