CATS has been selling trees since 2012 both in the Spring and Fall. We sell between 300 to 400 trees. CATS purchases trees and gets donated trees for the sale. The nursery is maintained by CATS volunteers on the grounds of the Virginia Department of Forestry. In recent years CATS has often partnered with Master Gardeners Spring Plant sale for increased sales potential. The sale makes money for CATS to use to purchase insurance and tools as well as reserve classroom space. The goal is to increase the canopy in the Charlottesville area as we see development diminish our tree cover. Workday volunteers are needed for nursery maintenance, at potting parties in preparation for the sale, and on the day of the sale.
Project Leaders: Robin Hanes, Phyllis Johansen