Through funding by the Virginia Department of Forestry, the James River Association has the unique opportunity to offer exclusive Tree Workshops and free native trees for 50 residents in Lynchburg.

Workshop Information

Join the City of Lynchburg, Lynchburg Tree Stewards and the James River Association to learn how to select the right tree for your yard, how to plant a tree, and how to care for your trees. These workshops will be at Miller Center, 301 Grove Street Lynchburg, VA 24501. We will be hosting two workshops, Wednesday, October 3 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 13 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Pre-registration is required.

Free Trees

Workshop participation is mandatory to receive a free tree. At the workshop, participants will also select their own tree. You must be able to pick up you tree and one bag of mulch from a TBA location in Lynchburg on select dates in November. Trees offered are listed below, but are dependent on nursery availability and site conditions.

If your home is part of a Homeowner’s Association, please be familiar with any requirements on species or placement of your tree before coming to the workshop.

Large Trees
Acer rubrum ‘Red Point’ Red Maple
Acer saccharum ‘Legacy’ Sugar Maple
Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum
Quercus bicolor Swamp White Oak
Quercus phellos Willow Oak
Small Trees
Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud
Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood
Malus ‘Prairie Fire’ Crabapple
Magnolia ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’ Magnolia


Contact Amber Ellis at 804-788-8811 x 205 or