Free trees and shrubs are available for adoption at Jam’n Jamz on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ernie Morgan Center (3500-A Granby Street, 23504).
This annual event encourages Norfolk residents to put their green thumbs to work and help increase the size of the city’s tree canopy. A larger tree canopy provides cooler summer temperatures and increases property values.
This year the annual Jam’n Jamz event has been remixed; the City of Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks and Open Space, Keep Norfolk Beautiful and Friends of Norfolk’s Environment have added new fruits and trees to pick from. Norfolk Beekeepers, Grow Norfolk, Kids Corner and Tree Trivia will make this an event for the entire family to enjoy. Enjoy jam tasting and cooking demonstrations.
There is a plant for everyone! If planting a tree is not an option, then shrubs will be available for those with limited space. Limit two trees per household. Residents must agree to plant and maintain the tree.
The following trees will be available:
- Apple (2 varieties)
- Perdue pear
- Celestial fig
- Plum (2 varieties)
- Persimmon (2 varieties)
- Gold Nugget Loquat
- Hazelnut (2 varieties)
- Blackberry (2 varieties)
- Pawnee Pecan
- Angel red pomegranate
- Blueberries (5 varieties)
- Arctic Kiwi
The Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS) enriches the quality of life for Norfolk residents by providing a full spectrum of recreational programming for youth, adults and special populations. The Bureau of Parks and Urban Forestry is responsible for preserving and protecting Norfolk’s parks and protecting Norfolk’s parks and other outdoor public areas for aesthetics, recreation, education, and conservation. For more information, visit www.norfolk.gov/rpos, like the RPOS Facebook page at /NorfolkRPOS, or pick up the latest Good Times magazine at a Norfolk recreation center near you.