The Fan District Association

Adopt-A-Tree Program



Adopt-A-Tree Program

The annual Adopt A Tree program is upon us!! From now until August 30th, you can adopt a tree for that empty tree well in front of, or beside your house, or your neighbor’s house, for the low price of only $50.00 OR only $25.00 if you are a Fan District Association member.. Price includes, grinding out any stump that may be there, preparing the tree well for planting, the tree (a $250.00 value!) and a tree gator watering bag. Our only requirement is that you water the tree twice a week for the first two years of it’s life and that you continue to take care of the tree for as long and you live in your Fan home..

Since 2009, the Adopt A Tree program has adopted over 700 trees  and continues to be a major source for our tree population and the urban forest of the Fan. 

If you don’t need a tree in the tree well in front of your house, consider contributing to a neighbors ‘ empty tree well. You will be the adoptive parent and will need to water the tree, but this adoption is very popular and has proven successful when an Owner is not occupying a property.

Tree orders will be taken until August 30th 2021 and tree plantings will begin between November of 2021 through March of 2022. Please make checks payable to the FDA and send or drop off at the FDA office , 208 Strawberry Street. Applications are online on the FDA website, or you can pick up an application at the Long and Foster office at 409 Strawberry Street.

Thank you for your consideration and here’s hoping to many adoptions in 2021/22.

Trees in the Fan: Calder Loth’s Series, 2010

Part 1: Introduction and trees that are not recommended

Part 2: Recommended trees for urban neighborhoods

See the city’s Public Works - Urban Forestry website to learn more about the general Adopt-a-Tree program. You may also wish to contact the Richmond Tree Stewards, another local organization that provides advice and hands-on help with trees.

For information on Adopt a tree, please contact: Betsy Coffield at



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