Come join your neighbors from Ghent and Ghent Square on Saturday, November 5, at 8:30 PM as the Ghent Neighborhood League plants three Virginia Live Oaks at 741 Botetourt Street (near the intersection of Pembroke Ave and Botetourt St). Virginia live oaks (Quercus Virginiana) are native to this portion of the state and are resistant to salty or brackish water – making them an excellent choice for areas that flood due to rising tides or storm-driven waves. They are called live oaks because they do not lose their leaves during the winter. The Norfolk City Forester and members of the Norfolk Master Gardeners will provide instructions on site preparation, hole sizing and proper tree placement, and post planting watering and mulching requirements. If you ever had questions about how to plant and take care of a newly planted tree, this is a good time to learn. Bring a shovel, gloves and wear close-toed (preferably leather) shoes.


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