Before you dig, call VA811 (formerly Miss Utility) at 8-1-1 to have utility lines marked. The service is free, and it is the law.

For suggestions on specific trees that are suitable for planting in your area, please review our Vegetation Management brochure

  • Dig a hole that is at least twice as wide, but no deeper than the size of the tree's root system.
  • Place the tree in the hole at a depth where the soil line is the same as it was in its container.
  • Back fill the hole then firm the soil, while holding the tree in a straight, upright position. When the hole is almost filled, water thoroughly and then complete filling.
  • It will take about six months to one year for the tree to get fully established.
  • Avoid fertilizing at planting or during the first year when it's easy to burn roots on newly planted trees.

What Tree to Plant Where

tree heights

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For the first time since 2019, the Annual Terex Gaff-n-Go Lineman & Equipment Operator's Rodeo took place at Meadow Event Park in Doswell on May 13 an...

REC Plants Trees in the Shen Valley

Thursday | May 12, 2022
REC's Blue Ridge Vegetation Management team were busy celebrating Arbor Day with different groups in the Shenandoah Valley.
REC joined the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber for it's Internship Success workshop.