The Friends of Norfolk’s Environment will be at the Virginia Zoo’s Party for the Planet distributing trees to Norfolk residents.
They will have 200 trees and shrubs available for adoption to residents, and will have 300 Blue Flag Irises available for anyone and everyone.
The event takes place April 22, and runs 10am until 3pm.
Get there early. When they’re gone, they’re gone, and distribution will occur first come-first served.
Trees will include Carolina Silverbell, Redbud, Sweetbay Magnolia, Sourwood, American Plum, and Pawpaw.
Fruit shrubs available will include Rabbiteye Blueberry, Highbush Blueberry, Cumberland Black Raspberry, and Elderberry.
Flowering shrubs available will include Full Moon Tickseed, Purple Coneflower, Balmy Purple Beebalm, Black-eyed Susan, and Wrinkle-leaf Goldenrod.
The Virginia Zoo’s Party for the Planet is an Earth Day celebration that will feature animal presentations on the ZooLive! stage, educational activities, and more. Entrance fee to the Zoo is required to receive the free trees and plants.
This event needs volunteers. If you have a few hours to give to make the tree adoption a success, sign up here. FONE is part of Starbucks community service grant project where we receive a donation for the time you dedicate to our tree adoption event so that we can continue providing free trees to residents.