My son wanted to do a tree-planting for a community service project, and a quick online search brought up Fairfax ReLeaf. In the fall, we attended a training session, where we were educated about the importance of trees, and led through a hands-on planting session, where we learned proper planting technique. This was a very satisfying project, and we were very happy to be getting on-the-ground experience with such friendly and FREE oversight! Several months later, my son had his own planting project on the grounds of our religious institution; Fairfax ReLeaf provided the seedlings, tools, other materials, and an experienced volunteer to help at the project site. The process was easy and fun and so rewarding, and we all felt like we did something tangible to make our community better. The fact that the staff at Fairfax Releaf were so forthcoming with support, information, and materials was absolutely wonderful. We will definitely plan more projects with their assistance in the future!
My girl Scout Troop wanted to help the environment by planting trees. I called Fairfax Releaf and they returned my call that day. She said there was not an event we could join in my time period but we could do one on our own. She sent me a list of trees to chose from. She gave me details on how to plant them even a color handout. They provided everything, trees, stakes, and tubes to protect from deer and even loaned me some shovels. My girls really enjoyed it and they want to do it again. The neighborhood where we did planting looks great and all the trees are doing well.
Fairfax ReLeaf is a great Non-Profit. They helped us with our Earth Day celebration this year by providing hundreds of native tree saplings to be planted at no charge. We were able to distribute 900 saplings this year which were planted for Earth Day. Taylor Beach was extremely helpful with this effort. She is very knowledgeable of the saplings and accommodating on the pick up of the trees. Fairfax ReLeaf is a great organization and is a great help with replanting the tree loss in this area.
What a great program!! I was able to get trees of many varieties to plant along the front of our property that runs along a visible road. The trees will help reforest and block the view of traffic as well as clean the air. The whole thing could not have been easier! I got the trees, the tree guards and stakes a no charge. Can't wait till they take off and block the road visibility!
This is an important program as well because of so much tree loss due to development!! We need more trees!
Fairfax Releaf is a GREAT nonprofit organization. Taylor Beach has been so accommodating and helpful with getting my sister and I native plants for our new house which had nothing in the yard when we bought it. Taylor has been so reliable in getting back to us promptly so that we can pick up the plants that we requested and get them in the ground.
A big THANKS to Fairfax Releaf
Releaf is a great organization. They provided us with different species of native trees and shrubs which was exactly what we needed for your new home which only had one tree on the entire lot. Releaf also provided us with the stakes and protectors we needed to get the trees going. Taylor was great she was so accommodating with our last minute schedule and gave us all of the information we needed to get started.
Taylor Beach was fantastic. Our HOA is re-foresting our Common Ground and Taylor delivered 12 native species seedlings with directions, sleeves, etc. Fantastic project--we'll do another planting next year and look to work with Fairfax ReLeaf again.
I have been involved with Fairfax ReLeaf for about 5 years. It is wonderful to see the tree seedlings we plant grow over time and help make Fairfax County more livable. It is also wonderful to see the many volunteers we lead at planting events enjoy the service opportunity as well as the outdoors.
As a member of the Grounds Committee of our HOA, I contacted Fairfax ReLeaf to find out about their reforestation program. Taylor Beach was extremely helpful in working to educate me on the type of trees we needed and the timing of the plantings. My husband and I recently went to their training course to learn how to run an organized planting and participated in a volunteer planting. We then took delivery of our trees (saplings), stakes and collars, and were able to work with our neighbors to plant them in our neighborhood. Throughout this process, Taylor was very responsive. I was so impressed with this group that I have volunteered to become a member of the Board.
As a volunteer board member of a Homeowners Association, our association was in need of trees after we had several diseased trees removed. Toward that end, the Executive Director of Fairfax Releaf, Ms. Taylor Beach, was exceptionally helpful in numerous ways. Taylor expeditiously arranged a meeting between this writer and Fairfax County's Urban Forester. Thereupon, Taylor, the Urban Forester, Jim, and I met on site. Taylor and Jim examined the areas that needed trees and made suggestions concerning the types of trees that would do well. Their suggestions and recommendations were essential. Although the trees we decided upon would not be available until Spring, several days after said site visit, Taylor was able to obtain several of the desired trees. Taylor remembered me and immediately called to advise that she located the trees and I could retrieve same. Taylor was kind enough to fit me into her busy schedule so that she could provide me with said trees. Taylor also provided the necessary stakes and collars needed to protect the safeguard the trees as they grow in a busy area. We cannot thank Taylor enough for all her help and for her assistance in beautifying our neighborhood. Taylor, you are the BEST! Thank You!!