Front Royal / Warren County

Tree Stewards

Best Practices

"There are two great times to plant trees:  The first was 20 years ago - the other is now."



You'd like to plant a tree.  Now what?  Here are some things you should consider

  • Site Selection - What are the soil conditions?  How much light will the site receive?  Are there utilities or buildings to consider?
  • Tree selection - Are you looking for color, height, shade?  Does the tree prefer wet roots or dry?
  • Tree quality - Does the tree look healthy?  Good leaf color? Any branch or root damage?
  • Transportation - How will you get the tree home?
  • Planting - How deep and wide should you dig the hole?  What to do with the grass? In a container or a burlap ball?
  • Staking - To stake or not to stake?

 You'll find a wealth of information about Planting a Tree at these websites.

Arbor Day Foundation

Here is a step-by-step video from Tree People





Royal Shenandoah Greenway

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The Royal Shenandoah Greenway is a system of paths and trails to support active and healthy living and appreciation of nature for local residents and visitors of all ages. The Greenway connects Front Royal’s educational, recreational, historical, and commercial areas.


Front Royal/Warren County Tree Stewards is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. Razoo specializes in donations for nonprofits and allows you to use credit cards.

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